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Bethel College and Seminary

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: Baptist General Conference
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 3,321
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $20,262,135
Admissions Address

3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Website

http://www.bethel.edu

Admissions E-mail

BUadmissions-cas@bethel.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jay Fedje
Admissions office telephone: (800) 255-8706
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.applyweb.com/aw?bethel Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 85%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 89%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 1,637
Total acceptances: 1,399
Total freshman enrollment: 674
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 607
Male acceptances: 514
Male freshman enrollment: 287
 
Female applicants: 1,030
Female acceptances: 885
Female freshman enrollment: 387
Out-of-state freshmen: 26%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 47
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 47
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 11%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 – 690
Math: 540 – 690
Combined: 1110 – 1380

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 23.7% 11.8%
600-699 40.8% 46.1%
500-599 27.6% 27.6%
400-499 6.6% 13.2%
300-399 1.3% 1.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 20 – 27
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 17.0% 8.0%
24-29 45.0% 38.0% 44.0%
18-23 41.0% 37.0% 38.0%
12-17 3.0% 8.0% 10.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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