Study at Bethany CollegeBethany 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.
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 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.
In 2007, 815 students were enrolled in the school.
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
Bethany, WV 26032
General Phone: (304) 829-7000