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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
About Bethany College - West Virginia...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
31 E. Campus Drive
Bethany, WV 26032
From Bethany College - West Virginia

Think all liberal arts colleges are the same?
Think again.
Bethany College is a privately-supported classical liberal arts college. It is consistently rated as one of the best values in higher education by numerous national magazines, journals and rankings.
Small class sizes. Personal attention. Faculty who will challenge you. And you’ll leave here with the critical skills to chart your own course in a world where rapid and constant change is the only certainty.
Our campus is located on 1,300 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, just 40 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bethany is served by Pittsburgh International Airport, just 45 minutes from campus.
You owe it to yourself--and to your future--to visit Bethany College!

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
760-1000
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,093/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,006/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,106/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,965/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,026/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,993/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
641Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
54%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • Average
    43%
  • Drunk, lazy, and unmotivated
    29%
  • Very cocky..for sometimes absolutely no reason at
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.18 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • You either love it, or hate it.
    89%
  • Community college education at a Ivy League price
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Bethany College - West Virginia Reviews

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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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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.
The professors are okay most times. There's no money for student activities. It's department's are strong butfull of arrogant teachers who put their research desires on the shoulders of students. This would be acceptable if it were not for an outdated catalouge that recommends classes professors are unwilling to teach. This leads to students inability to earn a degree of any worth. You can expect food to be uncooked, with chicken and beef served well pinked and full of bone chips. The school is rural, which is good or bad depending. Greek life is small but unfairly overbearing. Freshman are forced to explore Greek life options in order to receive financial aid and are looked down on by students and administration alike if they decide against it. All in all, just go somewhere else unless you can go here for free.