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 610 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Most of the students admitted to BLC have scored between 20 - 26 on the ACT. 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. 75% of all those students that apply are accepted to BLC, from which 37% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BLC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bethany Lutheran College was reported as 74.6% in Fall 2013 with over 531 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BLC has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 82.5%
  • 2010-2011: 83.4%
  • 2011-2012: 84.3%
  • 2012-2013: 78.0%
  • 2013-2014: 74.6%
  • Projected BLC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.8%

How Does BLC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethany Lutheran College is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Martin Luther College96.2%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design59.0%
University of Minnesota-Rochester54.2%
Dakota Wesleyan University70.2%
Grace University58.5%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to BLC (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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