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 4,400 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 1030 (25th percentile) to 1290 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Bethel University average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bethel University sends acceptance letters to around 80 percent of students applying. Of those that are accepted, about 31 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bethel University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bethel University was reported as 78.5% in Fall 2020 with over 2,440 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: 21 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bethel University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.4%
  • 2017-2018: 83.5%
  • 2018-2019: 70.5%
  • 2019-2020: 78.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 72.2%

How Does Bethel University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethel University is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwestern College91.8%
Hamline University67.7%
Augsburg College76.2%
North Central University89.9%
Macalester College32.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bethel University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 640
Math510 - 650
Total Score1030 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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