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Bethany College

Bethany, West Virginia

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Bethany College overview
Location Bethany, West Virginia
Online bethanywv.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Bethany College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Bethany College, established in 1840 and affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a private liberal arts college located in the small, historic town of Bethany, West Virginia. Situated in the Northern Panhandle, the college is approximately an hour drive from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The campus features Gothic Revival architecture and offers a range of undergraduate degrees with a liberal arts focus. Known for its Communication and Media Arts program, Bethany College provides a selection of majors, with education and science programs being among the student favorites. The institution has a moderately selective admissions process. Residential life is an integral part of the Bethany experience, with the majority of students living on campus in dormitories and Greek housing. While the college supports a variety of athletic programs, it does not specifically garner national attention for sports achievements.

In the most recent statistical year 2,651 prospective students applied, and 1,721 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 176 enrolled in the school.  593 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 30 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,720 plus fees of $1,920.












Bethany College is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Bethany College overview
SAT 870/1110
ACT 18/26
GPA 2.85

Applications Accepted

Bethany College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Bethany College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,920
Room and Board $11,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$48,340

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bethany College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 15%
Psychology 13%
Communication 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Human Services 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237181 IPEDS survey data for Bethany College.

Current students may use the Bethany College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.