Bethany College - West Virginia is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
NCAA Division III (with football)
Presidents' Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
Most Popular Majors
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching17 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services17 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics7 Graduates
Elementary Education5 Graduates
Political Science and Government5 Graduates
School Psychology5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.17 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
Bethany College - West Virginia Reviews
Review Bethany College - West Virginia
The beauty is second to none. From the green trees that stretch to the rolling hills all summer long to the snow that makes the college look like it's something out of hogwarts. This college is ideal for people who prefer to have a close relationship with both the student body and the professors. Plenty of opportunity is presented for the students to be involved during the school year along with priming the seniors who will graduate jobs and connections for careers. The convenience of a 10 min walk max to whatever you need on campus is great! If you are an introvert who prefers to spend long intimate nights with Netflix, you can do that here. I would highly not recommend it because the thing about this college is that we are family here, you'll be surrounded by quality friends whom you can create the best of memories with if you choose to be involved with them. This is a college that is very accepting of people from all different walks of life.
I went here for my first year of college. My best friend became the local bartender. Classes were easy. I was almost forced into choosing a major. If you don't join Greek life, you're pretty much an outcast. Everyone joins. The campus itself is beautiful but there is absolutely nothing to do except get trashed. There are a bar and a very old (but charming) convenience store in town. Nothing else. It was certainly an experience but there was very little bang for your buck and I would not recommend it to a serious student.
With Bethany being such a unique school, I believe it is up to the student to make the most of the experience. I think Bethany is definitely not the school for everyone, however each student can find their own way to maximize their experience at this school. Teachers are willing to work with student to reach optimum success, the school itself is BEAUTIFUL, the dorms are exceptional compared to other schools (especially CV, but I have also lived in phillips and have spent time in all the other dorms to know they are all good), there are decent sports programs to participate in that don't take away from school too much, and if you find a good group of friends, I can guarentee a good experience at this school. The school undoubtedly has a number of flaws, but you are getting such a unique and different experience coming to this school and if you come at it with a positive attitude, you learn to really appreciate what Bethany has to offer and have a great and worthwhile experience here.