Bethany College (Bethany)

Main Street, Bethany, WV 26032
Tel: (304)829-7000
Private not-for-profit | 842 students
Bethany, a small college of national distinction, was founded March 2, 1840. For 170 years, Bethany College has been a highly contemporary institution based in the tradition of the liberal arts.The College offers a wide array of studies, awarding Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 25 fields of study, many with options for emphasis.

School Overview:

Bethany College (Bethany)
CountyBrooke County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
60 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment842 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
816 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
26 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
812 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
30 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
2%3%
% Black
5%6%
% White
92%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$24,780$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$24,780$24,744
 
Percent Admitted43%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)380-480450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)390-510460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)360-470440-570
ACT English (25-75%)15-2219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2220-25

School Notes:

  • Bethany, a small college of national distinction, was founded March 2, 1840. For 170 years, Bethany College has been a highly contemporary institution based in the tradition of the liberal arts.
  • The College offers a wide array of studies, awarding Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 25 fields of study, many with options for emphasis. Students also have the option of including one or more optional minors as part of their programs.
  • The College's program of classical liberal arts education prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance. Bethany places particular emphasis on leadership and incorporates pre-professional education in dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, physical therapy, public administration, theology and veterinary medicine.
  • Bethany's 1,300-acre campus is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Pittsburgh, America's Most Livable City, is a 50-minute drive from campus. Wheeling, W.Va.; Washington, Pa.; and Steubenville, Ohio are less than a half-hour away.
  • Founded by Alexander Campbell, who provided the land and funds for the first building and served as the first president, Bethany has been a four-year private liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), since its inception. This religious body, of which Campbell was one of the principal founders, continues to support and encourage the College, but exercises no sectarian control. Students from virtually every religious community attend Bethany.
  • The approximately 850 Bethany students represent 27 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 16 countries.
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