Bethany College

Bethany College

Bethany, WV, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Bethany College is a private, 4-year institution located in Bethany, West Virginia. The college offers a wide variety of degree programs, as well as the ability for students to create their own concentration and/or enroll in dual majors. Undergraduates at Bethany take part in The Bethany Plan, a program that includes the First-Year Experience, the Out-of-Class Learning Experiences, the Capstone Experience, and the Senior Comprehensive Exams. Students living on-campus at Bethany have the option to choose between co-ed, all male, or all female residence halls.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is not checked
No
ACT
ACT is not checked
No
Transcript
Transcript is not checked
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
18%
Out-Of-State Students
86%
47%
Submitting ACT
62%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1017
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
576
Total Number of Undergrads
569
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
79%
20-39 Students
16%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,298
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,600
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,600
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,490
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
90%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,904
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$8,566
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,521

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,921
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,375
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
56%
44%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is not checked
No
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

0
100
98%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bison
School Colors
green and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Presidents' Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,200

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Bethany College is a small non-sectarian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, in which you are immersed within a close-nit community surrounded by the beautiful hills of West Virginia. Bethany is secluded from society so it is easy to focus on your studies, yet Bethany is still within a good distance of Wheeling, Steubenville, and Pittsburgh. If you want an area that provides you with a great environment to study; a small community to know everyone; and a helpful, relaxed, and caring administration/faculty... Bethany College is a great place to attend.
Gregory from Bethany, WV

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