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Bethany College

Bethany, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Bethany College

Bethany College Overview

Bethany College is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Bethany, West Virginia. Bethany College was founded in 1840 and the school presently has around 737 students per year, including 710 undergrad students. Bethany College ensures on-campus housing for up to 850 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Bethany College!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Bethany College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Bethany College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Bethany College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bethany College on the Student Life page.

2022 Bethany College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 63%
Tuition $29,680
Percent of Need Met 90%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,100

Is Bethany College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Bethany College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bethany College

It is moderately difficult to get into Bethany College. Bethany College admitted 70% of all applicants in 2016. Out of 1,168 applications received in 2022, 820 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethany College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 63% of students who start at Bethany College come back the next year. Around 47% of students who started at Bethany College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Bethany College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Bethany College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Bethany College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2016, the total market value of Bethany College's endowment was $49.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Bethany College spends about $34,665 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bethany College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Bethany College meets 90% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,100 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,057 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bethany College.

Based on this information, how does Bethany College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Bethany College a good school for you?

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Where is Bethany College Located?

Bethany College is located in the rural setting of Bethany, West Virginia, in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in seeing Bethany College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-70 to Bethany, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bethany College and Bethany are like without leaving home.

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College Info

31 East Campus Drive Bethany, WV 26032

Campus Setting: Rural

Bethany College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bethany College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bethany College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bethany College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Bethany College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Bethany College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$41,960

In State

$41,960

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$28,950
$28,950
Fees
$1,890
$1,890
Housing
$11,120
$11,120
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Bethany College is like? There are approximately 737 students enrolled at Bethany College, including 710 undergraduate students and 27 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from WV and 86% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

14%

In State

86%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

737

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,840

Out-of-State

$30,840

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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