Southwestern Christian University (SCU)

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Southwestern Christian University can be found in Bethany, OK, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Southwestern Christian University has only about 500 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 900 (25th percentile) - 1085 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 16 (25th percentile) - 20 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Southwestern Christian University (SCU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 2.97. 62% of all those who apply are granted admission to SCU, from which 54 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southwestern Christian University was reported as 62.1% in Fall 2020 with over 340 applications submitted to SCU. 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

  • SCU ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • SCU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Southwestern Christian University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Southwestern Christian 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 Southwestern Christian University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 41.1%
  • 2017-2018: 77.0%
  • 2018-2019: 80.1%
  • 2019-2020: 62.1%
  • Projected SCU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.6%

How Does Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SCU is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College44.0%
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma64.5%
Bacone College72.0%
Bethel College-North Newton57.5%

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 Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southwestern Christian University (SCU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading475 - 545
Math425 - 540
Total Score900 - 1085
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math16 - 19
Composite Score16 - 20
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