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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Bethany - West Virginia is a private, Christian college located in Bethany, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 553 undergraduate students. The Bethany - West Virginia acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Psychology, Political Science and Government, and History. Graduating 34% of students, Bethany - West Virginia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,200.
31 E. Campus Drive
Bethany, WV 26032
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference

Bethany College - West Virginia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Bethany - West Virginia Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,075/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,599/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
553Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
72%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Average
    38%
  • Very cocky..for sometimes absolutely no reason at
    38%
  • Drunk, lazy, and unmotivated
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.20 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • You either love it, or hate it.
    73%
  • Clique
    9%
  • Community college education at a Ivy League price
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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If you like Hogwarts, this may be the school for you! It's a beautiful historic campus that offers amazingly small class sizes for a more personal education system. Along with a great educational system, there's a large assortment of activities to keep students entertained, seeing as the campus is sort of isolated. There's Greek Life (Sororities: Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha, Fraternaties: Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Tau Delta, Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Sigma Phi) Intramural sports, and amazing events run by the Student Activities Council, which also organizes trips to places like New York, Niagra Falls, and Ireland.
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Alumni networking is huge. After I was hired for my first local job, I learned that the HR directors son was an alumni. She raved over the Bethany education and it's reputation. One should never under estimate the power of networking. Bethany is a small community situated in the gorgeous mountains of WV. It offers a beautiful landscape for mountain bike riding and hiking. There are creeks, trails, farms and fields. Old Mains historic architecture is stunning. I lived in Phillips Hall for 3 years. It is a gorgeous gothic residence hall with double and single room occupancy. Bethany also boasts more modern living in the Campbell Village suites. Greek housing is also offered beyond freshman year. The professors are very caring and well versed in their field. They are accessible and they want you to succeed. You are not just a number in small Bethany classroom. I would be honored if any of my children were accepted as Legacies.
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.