Tuition & Fees

$29,773

$29,773

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
48%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined + 101
Total Received 1,094
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Private (nonprofit)

560

undergraduate students

24

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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 584
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Bethany, WV

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.

Bethany College
31 East Campus Drive
Bethany, WV 26032

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
1%
500-599
16%
400-499
48%
300-399
32%
200-299
3%

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

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined + 101
Total Received 1,094

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Interview
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact


P: 800 922-7611
F: 304 829-7142
enrollment@bethanywv.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,136

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,107
Room $5,100
Board $5,480
Additional fees $1,666
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $41,353
Average Financial Aid - $28,136
Total with Avg. Aid $13,217
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 922-7611
F: 304 829-7142
financialaid@bethanywv.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jill Fernandes
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Operations and Financial Aid
jfernandes@bethanywv.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Equestrian Sports, Lacrosse

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Steve Thompson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference, President's Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bison
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Cyber Security
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Equine Studies
Finance
History
Information Security
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

584

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

560
students

Female
40%
226

Male
60%
334

4%

24
students

Female
54%
13

Male
46%
11

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

556
students

Female
41%
224

Male
59%
332

1%

4
students

Female
50%
2

Male
50%
2

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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 Required of All

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

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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International Students

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

International Student Contact


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

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