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Tuition & Fees

$27,438

$27,438

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
21%
400-499
42%
300-399
31%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
48%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
36%
12-17
45%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
44%
12-17
42%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

58%

42%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined + 348
Total Received 1,168
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Private (nonprofit)

726

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5060
ACT 4512

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School Facts

Bethany, founded in 1840, is a small, liberal arts college. Its 1,300-acre campus is located in Bethany, 15 miles north of Wheeling and 45 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 753
Established in 1840
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Disciples of Christ
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Bethany, WV

1,300-acre campus in Bethany (population: 1,036), 15 miles from Wheeling and 45 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport and train serve Pittsburgh, PA (45 miles); bus serves Wheeling. School operates transportation to Pittsburgh airport and bus/train terminals.

Bethany College
31 East Campus Drive
Bethany, WV 26032

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 19% of male students
 
3 sororities 43% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
54%
Bottom 1/2
46%
Bottom 1/4
17%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
21%
400-499
42%
300-399
31%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
48%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
36%
12-17
45%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
44%
12-17
42%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined + 348
Total Received 1,168

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mollie Cecere
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 922-7611
F: 304 829-7142
enrollment@bethanywv.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,208,264
State $132,293
Institutional $4,807,379
Other external $3,000
Total $7,150,936

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $123,500
Institutional $6,405,915
Other external $116,151
Total $6,645,566

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division III), President's Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Bison
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Equine Studies
Finance
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Management
Mathematics
Music
Physical Education
Physical Science/Pre-Engineering
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
Visual Art
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Undergraduate

96%

726
students

Female
42%
305

Male
58%
421

Graduate

4%

27
students

Female
41%
11

Male
59%
16

undergraduateFull-time

99%

719
students

Female
43%
302

Male
57%
417

undergraduatePart-time

1%

7
students

Female
43%
3

Male
57%
4

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

65%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mollie Cecere
Vice President for Enrollment Management
304 829-7611
enrollment@bethanywv.edu

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