If you are considering submitting an application to Bethel College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
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%|
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||––||––|
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.
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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Bethel College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Bethel College for more information on admission factors.
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||√|
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%.
At Bethel College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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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.
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Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel College is Continuous processing.
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22 and Above
17 to 22
17 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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