|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Bethany College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||440|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bethany College?
Bethany College typically prefers 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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||19|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
53% of Bethany College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||18%||17%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Bethany College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Bethany College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to Bethany College. 62% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.