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Colleges / Bethel College

Bethel College

North Newton, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate97%

Bethel College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Bethel College. The college admitted 97% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 597 students applied to Bethel College and 580 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Bethel College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Bethel College for fall should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Bethel College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Bethel College's admissions stats.

Bethel College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17.44%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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 No

Applying Early to Bethel College?

Bethel College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bethel College Admissions

Transferring to Bethel College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Bethel College

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

What Does Bethel College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Bethel College

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

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

Bethel College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Bethel College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check 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, 77.48% submitted a class rank. At Bethel College 17.44% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36.05% were in the top 25% and 66.28% 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 16.67%
3.75 and 3.99 20.37%
3.50 and 3.74 21.3%
3.25 and 3.49 13.89%
3.00 and 3.24 11.11%
2.50 and 2.9 13.89%
2.00 and 2.49 2.78%

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 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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Bethel College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bethel College?

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

Does Bethel College accept transfer credits?

✅ Bethel College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bethel College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Bethel College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bethel College?

✅ Bethel College is not test optional.

What is Bethel College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Bethel College is 97%.

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 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

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 3.51. 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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