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Bethel University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Bethel University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Bethel University?

Bethel University 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 Bethel University?

Getting into Bethel University is slightly difficult. Bethel University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Bethel University accepted 93% of all applicants., around 1,146 of the 1,235 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Bethel University, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Bethel University?

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

Admissions Factors at Bethel University

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

Bethel University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Bethel University must submit the following items. Double check with Bethel University'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 2.5
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bethel University?

Students admitted to Bethel University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At Bethel University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Bethel University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 68%
3.75 and 3.99 21%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 18%
2.00 and 2.49 7%
Bethel University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Bethel University does not have 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, 87% of Bethel University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Bethel University?

To be competitive with other Bethel University applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bethel University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bethel University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bethel University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Bethel University?

To be most competitive at Bethel University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bethel University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

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

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Transferring to Bethel University

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

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

Bethel University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bethel University?

Students who are admitted to Bethel University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Bethel University accept transfer credits?

Bethel University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bethel University accepts:

CLEP subject tests Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Bethel University?

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

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Bethel University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

93%

How hard is it to get into Bethel University? Bethel University is a less selective institution. The Bethel University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.

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Bethel University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethel University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel University is Aug 15.

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

Bethel University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

17 to 25

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bethel University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Bethel University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bethel University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

450 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

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Bethel University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.4

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bethel University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,362

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,830

Out-of-State

$30,830

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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