Bethel University

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Bethel University can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,700 students enrolled per year at Bethel University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1020 (25th percentile) to 1250 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Bethel University average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bethel University sends acceptance letters to around 90 percent of students applying. Of those that are accepted, about 30 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bethel University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bethel University was reported as 94.9% in Fall 2013 with over 2,120 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: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethel University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Bethel University, 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 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 Bethel University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.0%
  • 2010-2011: 94.4%
  • 2011-2012: 82.3%
  • 2012-2013: 71.1%
  • 2013-2014: 94.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 85.1%

How Does Bethel University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethel University is seventy-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwestern College69.2%
Hamline University65.6%
Augsburg College60.9%
North Central University95.2%

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 2013)


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

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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