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 3,400 students enrolled each year at Bethel University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 945 (25th percentile) to 1103 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 16 (25th percentile) to 20 (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 2.71 to 2.97 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 90% with 30% of applicants deciding to enroll. 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 90.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,540 college 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: 16 - 20
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethel University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Bethel University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

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 much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.5%
  • 2017-2018: 93.6%
  • 2018-2019: 66.7%
  • 2019-2020: 90.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 75.3%

How Does Bethel University Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Union University52.7%
Freed-Hardeman University88.5%
Fisk University93.4%
Lipscomb University63.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 Reading470 - 543
Math475 - 560
Total Score945 - 1103
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math15 - 18
Composite Score16 - 20
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