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Study at Bethany College

Bethany can be found in Bethany, WV (a rural site not far from an urban area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. Bethany is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Bethany offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in science, media, art studies, and therapy and Counselling.

Bethany Selectivity

Bethany does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 440 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 440 to 550, but ranged both higher and lower. People attending Bethany come from a variety of states around the country.

Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way Bethany works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 815 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life
Bethany has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Bethany offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Presidents' Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The teaching and advancing of knowledge form the mission of Bethany College. Central to this broad purpose is providing a liberal arts education for undergraduates, including the preparation of professionals, and the inspiring of lifelong learners. This is accomplished in a learning community where primary attention is given to the cultivation of social responsibility, human dignity, truth, and beauty. "

Bethany Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts50interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science and government, history, German language, English, Spanish language, French language
Education and Teaching36elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Media31communication studies
Therapy and Counselling30psychology
Science18biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work10social work
Art Studies7visual and performing arts
Business and Management7accounting
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Religion and Philosophy4religion, philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Animal Science and Care1equestrian studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education
Contact: BethanyBethany College

Bethany, WV 26032

General Phone: (304) 829-7000


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