General Information

33 E Campus Dr
Bethany College
Bethany, WV 26032
(304) 829-7000

Bethany is a privately-supported classical liberal arts college of national distinction. The College is consistently rated as one of the best values in higher education by numerous national magazines, journals and rankings.


Bethany is a selective undergraduate institution located on 1,300 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, just one mile from Pennsylvania and five miles from Ohio.

The historic town of Bethany is served by Pittsburgh International Airport, just 45 minutes from campus. The College is located 39 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, 22 miles from Washington, Pa., and 14 miles from Wheeling.

The campus features rolling wooded hills and a lush, green academic mall. Facilities include beautiful historic landmarks, modern well-equipped classrooms, spacious sports/recreational areas, indoor and outdoor theaters, art galleries, an equestrian center, a teaching greenhouse and more. The College operates the Mountainside Conference Center, which includes Gresham Inn, and also the Campbell Mansion and Museum.

More than 90 percent of students live in spacious on-campus apartments, residential halls or fraternity/sorority houses, which include high speed internet, cable TV and washers/dryers. Computer labs, rehearsal halls, research and language labs, an academic support and learning center, and other amenities are provided.

Academic Information
Athletics and Recreation
Civic Engagement
Off-Campus and International
Study Abroad Student Enrollment Information
Financial Facts
  • Operating budget: $22 million
  • Long-held assets: $54 million
  • Financial aid: 90% of students receive financial aid


Annual Cost of a Bethany education

The 2017-18 costs for resident students enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester or later are:

Fees $1,166
Housing $4,950 to $5,350 (depending on option)
Meals $5,320
Books (est) $1,200
Transportation (est)    $1,000
Total $41,294 (approximate)

For a comprehensive list of charges, click here.

Alumni and Development

Leadership Opportunities
More than 50 student organizations: scholastic and honorary, government, special interest and departmental. Greek organizations include Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Mu, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Beta Theta Pi.

Member of the Appalachian College Association, Eastern College ConsortiumThe Independent Collegiate Enterprise, and Presidents Athletic Conference.

Placement: 84% of Bethany graduates are in graduate school or employed within three months of graduation.

Public Disclosure Documents:  In compliance with state and federal regulations, the Office of the President is the location of “public disclosure” documents.  The annual Bethany safety and security report, describing campus safety practices, crime statistics, reporting and prevention education; and policies and education on alcohol, illegal drugs, and sexual assault is posted on the Campus Life website.

Bethany College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, color, or national or ethnic origin, and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additional Information can be found at UCAN: