Bethany Lutheran College (BLC)

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Bethany Lutheran College can be found in Mankato, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. BLC has only around 740 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 950 (25th percentile) to 1150 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to BLC. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the BLC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. 73% of all those students that apply are accepted to BLC, from which 39% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BLC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bethany Lutheran College was reported as 72.6% in Fall 2020 with over 636 applications submitted to BLC. 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

  • BLC ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • BLC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethany Lutheran College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bethany Lutheran College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BLC has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.5%
  • 2017-2018: 79.1%
  • 2018-2019: 77.9%
  • 2019-2020: 72.6%
  • Projected BLC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 71.0%

How Does BLC Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Martin Luther College83.8%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%
University of Minnesota-Rochester60.1%
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary62.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 BLC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math490 - 580
Total Score950 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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