If you are considering submitting an application to Bethel University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Bethel University's admissions stats.
|Bethel University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17%|
|Mean SAT Score||1074|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||50%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||17%|
These are the application deadlines for Bethel University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||––|
Bethel University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Bethel University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important 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.
What does Bethel University consider 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|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Bethel University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Bethel University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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)||2.02.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Bethel University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 65% submitted a class rank. At Bethel University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
At Bethel University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||23%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||17%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
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 University 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 University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Bethel University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 50% of Bethel University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Bethel University applicants, you should strive to score between 970 and 1060 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bethel University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1060 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bethel University student is 1074.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bethel University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 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 470 or higher.
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.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is not 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
Can I defer my acceptance to Bethel University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bethel University.
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
Does Bethel University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Bethel University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Bethel University?
❌ No, Bethel University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Bethel University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Bethel University is 98%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bethel University?
❌ Bethel University does not offer early decision.
Choose one of the options below to find out more about about Bethel University:
Join the conversation about about Bethel University in the College Confidential forums
How hard is it to get into Bethel University? Bethel University is a less selective institution. The Bethel University acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1060 and Above
970 to 1060
970 and Less
The median SAT score for Bethel University students is 1074. Applicants with SAT scores of 1060 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bethel University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1060 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bethel University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Bethel University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. 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
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!