Bethany Lutheran College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Bethany Lutheran College was founded in 1897 by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States (ELS). Its humble beginnings started when a group of local pastors and lay people assembled to discuss the need for an institution that would provide Christian education to the youth. The college was named after Bethany, a village in Judea where Jesus spent time with his disciples. The college opened with just five students and initially offered only high school courses. Over time, more classes were added until Bethany was eventually granted its charter as a four-year liberal arts college.

In the early 1900s, Bethany Lutheran College began to expand and grow. A new building was built to house classrooms, laboratories, and a library. The college also established several departments such as English Literature and History, Mathematics, Science, Philosophy and Psychology. In addition to this expansion in curriculum offerings, the college also began offering extracurricular activities such as athletics and student organizations. As enrollment increased so did the campus size; by 1915 it had grown significantly enough to accommodate two hundred students.

The 1920s saw further expansion of Bethany Lutheran College with the construction of new buildings for music instruction as well as student housing accommodations for men and women students separately. Over time more departments were added including Business Administration, Education and Social Work which provided more opportunities for students wanting to pursue higher education at Bethany Lutheran College. By 1950 enrollment had grown to over 500 students making it one of the larger colleges in Minnesota at that time.

Throughout its history Bethany Lutheran College has remained faithful to its commitment of providing quality Christian education while meeting the changing needs of its students over time. Today it offers over forty majors across six schools: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; Health Professions; Music & Communication Arts; Nursing & Allied Health; and Social Sciences & Humanities – all rooted in its core values of faithfulness, excellence in teaching/learning environment, service leadership development/mentoring and global engagement/cultural diversity.

Bethany Lutheran College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Bethany Lutheran College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Bethany Lutheran College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Bethany Lutheran College is a private liberal arts college located in Mankato, Minnesota. It offers over 50 majors, minors and pre-professional programs across the arts and sciences, business and education. The college has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. The average class size is 18 students.

The college has a selective admission rate of 68%, with an average composite ACT score of 25 and an average high school GPA of 3.5. The majority of applicants are from Minnesota (77%), while the remaining 23% come from other states or countries. Bethany Lutheran College is committed to providing access to all qualified applicants regardless of their economic backgrounds or educational circumstances. As such, the college offers generous financial aid packages that provide need-based grants, merit scholarships and loans to help make college more affordable for all students. Additionally, Bethany Lutheran College has a robust career services program that helps students develop their skills for internships, jobs and graduate school opportunities after graduation.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 83%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
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Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 83%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 453
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 378
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Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment N/A
Female freshman enrollment 0
Male freshman enrollment 0
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list N/A
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

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Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

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Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 98%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-27
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