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Bethany College Admission Requirements

Bethany, West Virginia

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Chances of getting into Bethany College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.3%
Admission Difficulty for Bethany College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Bethany College and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,096 out of 1,150 applicants were admitted making Bethany College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. Bethany College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

Bethany College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Bethany College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Bethany College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethany College?

Bethany College typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bethany College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >97%
1005 to 1120 Avg + 95%-97%
890 to 1005 Avg - 92%-95%
775 to 890 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 775 Low <87%
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Bethany College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
ACT Scores for Bethany College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Bethany College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bethany College?

Admission data indicates that Bethany College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bethany College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bethany College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >97%
19 to 23 Avg + 95%-97%
16 to 19 Avg - 92%-95%
13 to 16 Reach 88%-92%
Less than 13 Low <88%
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Bethany College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.8
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Bethany College?

You can get into Bethany College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bethany College was 2.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.8 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Bethany College accepts 95% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bethany College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 25% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 7% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

53% of Bethany College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bethany College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 47%
Bottom 50% of class 53%
Bottom 25% of class 20%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bethany College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 539 611 1,150
Accepted 526 570 1,096
Acceptance Rate 98% 93% 95%
Enrolled 83 102 185
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bethany College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bethany College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bethany College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237181 IPEDS survey data for Bethany College.

FAQs

Does Bethany College prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Bethany College. 62% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bethany College?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Bethany College. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Bethany College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1120. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bethany College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 62% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.