If you are planning on applying to Bethel University, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
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.
Students who submit their applications to Bethel University for the fall semester should hear back from Bethel University by May 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Bethel University's admissions stats.
|Bethel University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||31%|
|Mean SAT Score||1231|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||57%|
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||May 1||May 15|
Bethel University does not offer early decision or early action.
Getting into Bethel University is moderately difficult. Bethel University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Bethel University accepted 89% of all applicants, about 1,818 of the 2,050 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bethel University, 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. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does Bethel University consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
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. Check in with Bethel University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Bethel University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 49% submitted a class rank. At Bethel University 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
At Bethel University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||38.89%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11.93%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.71%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6.58%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2.26%|
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 highlights 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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Bethel University 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 2022, 4% of Bethel University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 57% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Bethel University applicants, you should aim to score between 1123 and 1325 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bethel University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1325 and 25% of scored lower than 1123, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bethel University student is 1231.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bethel University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bethel University students scored 673 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Bethel University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bethel University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bethel University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bethel University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Bethel University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
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 • DSST/DANTES
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 you can decide if you want to to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send 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?
✅ Bethel University has an acceptance rate of 89%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bethel University?
❌ Bethel University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Bethel University? Bethel University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bethel University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethel University is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethel University is Sep 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bethel University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Bethel University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1325 and Above
1123 to 1325
1123 and Less
The median SAT score for Bethel University students is 1231. Applicants with SAT scores of 1325 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bethel University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1123 to 1325 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1123 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 3.6. 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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