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Colleges / Bethel College

Bethel College

North Newton, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

Bethel College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Bethel College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Bethel College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bethel College's admissions stats.

Bethel College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 71%
Waitlist No

Bethel College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bethel College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Info Not Available –– ––

Applying Early to Bethel College?

Bethel College does not offer early decision

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

More on Bethel College Admissions

How To Get Into Bethel College

Bethel College is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2021, Bethel College accepted 61% of all applicants, about 634 of the 1,034 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bethel College, 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.

Transferring to Bethel College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Bethel College

Bethel College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bethel College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Bethel College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Bethel College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
First Generation Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Bethel College for more information on admission factors.

Bethel College Application Requirements

To apply to Bethel College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Bethel College'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) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bethel College?

Students admitted to Bethel College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 85.53% submitted a class rank. At Bethel College 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bethel College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15.22%
3.75 and 3.99 23.19%
3.50 and 3.74 11.59%
3.25 and 3.49 23.91%
3.00 and 3.24 14.49%
2.50 and 2.9 9.42%
2.00 and 2.49 2.17%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bethel College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bethel College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Bethel College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 24% of Bethel College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 71% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bethel College?

To be competitive with other Bethel College applicants, you should aim to score between 970 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bethel College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bethel College students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bethel College students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Bethel College?

To be most competitive at Bethel College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bethel College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bethel College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Bethel College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bethel College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bethel College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Bethel College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bethel College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bethel College.

Does Bethel College accept transfer credits?

✅ Bethel College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

✅ Bethel College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bethel College?

✅ Bethel College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Bethel College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Bethel College is 61%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bethel College?

❌ Bethel College does not offer early decision.

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Bethel College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bethel College? Bethel College is a somewhat selective institution. The Bethel College acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.


Bethel College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel College is Continuous processing.

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

Bethel College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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Bethel College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1080


Math SAT Range

490 - 560


Reading SAT Range

440 - 530

Bethel College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bethel College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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