Bethany College

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Bethany College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Bethany, WV, a predominately rural area. Bethany College has only around 540 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 890 (25th percentile) - 1120 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 16 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Bethany College average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 3.18 for accepted students. Bethany College admits around 100% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 17% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bethany College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bethany College was reported as 95.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,150 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethany College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Bethany College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bethany College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.6%
  • 2017-2018: 94.0%
  • 2018-2019: 90.8%
  • 2019-2020: 95.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 83.5%

How Does Bethany College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethany College is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wheeling Jesuit University68.3%
Alderson Broaddus College47.2%
Ohio Valley University69.3%
Thiel College79.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bethany College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 570
Math450 - 550
Total Score890 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 23
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