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ACCEPTANCE RATE

95.30%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

100%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

10:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$26,033

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Bethany College

500 28th St, Dunbar, WV

Bethany College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Bethany, West Virginia, which is a predominantly rural area. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. The school enrolls 910 students annually, allowing for a more personalized education.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 17 - 24 on the ACT or 1150 - 1540 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. This school accepts roughly 60% of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, nearly 25% enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $26,000 per year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,500 each year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Bethany College is the "Bison", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the Bethany College website to get a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Bethany College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Bethany College is around 580 students, where graduate students make up roughly 31% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $32,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,200-$1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$22,599
Receiving Student Loans81%$8,390
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Bethany College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1968)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bethany College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Presidents Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Presidents Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Presidents Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

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