Bethany College

Bethany, WV

Bethany College

Bethany, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$29,773

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
14%
18-23
46%
12-17
40%
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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined 348
Total Received 1,168
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Private

710

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bethany College, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 737
Established in 1840
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

1,300-acre campus in Bethany (population: 888), 15 miles from Wheeling and 45 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport and train serve Pittsburgh; bus serves Wheeling. School operates transportation to Pittsburgh airport and bus/train terminals.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

Bethany College
31 East Campus Drive
Bethany, WV
26032

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Culture Clubs
  • Equestrian Club
  • Outdoors Club
  • Black Alliance

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
  • Spring Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
53%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
14%
18-23
46%
12-17
40%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.85

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined 348
Total Received 1,168

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, lacrosse

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Computer Science
Acting
Actuarial Science
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forensic Chemistry
History, General
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

737

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

710
students

Female
41%
289

Male
59%
421

4%

27
students

Female
41%
11

Male
59%
16

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

703
students

Female
41%
286

Male
59%
417

1%

7
students

Female
43%
3

Male
57%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 63%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

22

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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