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 1270 (25th percentile) - 1750 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 17 (25th percentile) - 23 (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 2.89 - 3.38. 88% of all those who apply are granted admission to SCU, from which 71 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southwestern Christian University was reported as 88.4% in Fall 2013 with over 405 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 SAT Scores: 1270 - 1750
  • SCU ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • SCU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Southwestern Christian University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Southwestern Christian 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 Southwestern Christian University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.8%
  • 2010-2011: 54.0%
  • 2011-2012: 69.7%
  • 2012-2013: 88.3%
  • 2013-2014: 88.4%
  • Projected SCU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.4%

How Does Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SCU is fifty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma62.5%
Saint Gregorys University94.7%
Bacone College71.8%
Bethel College-North Newton64.4%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southwestern Christian University (SCU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 575
Math440 - 605
Writing410 - 570
Total Score1270 - 1750
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 20
Math17 - 25
Composite Score17 - 23
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