Bethel University

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Bethel University, 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 McKenzie, TN, a predominately rural area. There are around 4,800 students enrolled each year at Bethel University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 835 (25th percentile) to 1015 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Bethel University average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.14 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 51% with 47% of applicants deciding to enroll. 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 51.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,670 applications submitted to Bethel University. 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: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethel University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bethel University 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 Bethel University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 53.6%
  • 2010-2011: 52.4%
  • 2011-2012: 52.4%
  • 2012-2013: 55.3%
  • 2013-2014: 51.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 52.7%

How Does Bethel University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethel University is nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Tennessee-Martin76.7%
Union University74.1%
Lane College49.2%
Mid-Continent University70.3%
Freed-Hardeman University92.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • 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
English15 - 22
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 22
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