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bethany Admissions

If you want to apply to bethany, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to bethany?

Bethany Lutheran College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to bethany?

Getting into bethany is moderately difficult. bethany evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, bethany accepted 65% of all applicants., around 429 of the 665 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like bethany, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to bethany?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at bethany

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

bethany Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to bethany must submit the following items. Double check with bethany's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.4 3.2
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into bethany?

Students admitted to bethany have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At bethany 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Bethany Lutheran College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 50%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 17%
2.00 and 2.49 4%
bethany does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

bethany has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 11% of bethany's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for bethany?

To be competitive with other bethany applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At bethany 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a bethany student is 1117.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of bethany students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 518 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of bethany students scored 638 or higher, and 75% scored a 518 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for bethany?

To be most competitive at bethany, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for bethany's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for bethany students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Bethany Lutheran College

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to bethany.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in bethany during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

bethany Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to bethany?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to bethany.

Does bethany accept transfer credits?

bethany accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. bethany accepts:

DSST/DANTES

Does bethany accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

bethany accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to bethany?

No, bethany is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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bethany Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

65%

How hard is it to get into bethany? bethany is a somewhat selective institution. The bethany acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.

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bethany Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to bethany is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to bethany is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

bethany ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to bethany is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into bethany. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

bethany SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

513 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

518 - 638

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above

Good

1040 to 1170

Avg

1040 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for bethany students is 1117. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to bethany, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at bethany.

bethany GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.41

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At bethany, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

769

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,660

Out-of-State

$28,660

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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