Bethany College will host its Winter Open House at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Click here to register!

Be Distinctive at Bethany

At Bethany, we see your unique and extraordinary potential. We believe that you have the ability to be anything you want to be. With faith and confidence in yourself as an individual and our personal approach to learning, we’ll help you take your strengths to a whole new level. We’re here to help you succeed. At Bethany College, you will be your own person. You WILL continue to be distinctive.

Why Bethany College?

100% of students receive financial assistance
11:1 student to faculty ratio
53 study abroad countries
24 areas of study
#1 best small college in West Virginia
84% of graduates are employed within one year of graduating.

With an education from Bethany you’ll leave campus with more than a degree. You’ll get four years packed with distinctive experiences that prepare you and shape you to enter the workforce ready to problem solve and leave your own distinct mark. Our 30 majors are structured around small classroom instruction and an experienced and caring faculty ready to help you reach your full potential.

Plus, all of our students receive financial aid making your distinctive education an affordable one. So, whether you’re preparing for college with a specific major in mind or are still discovering your options Bethany has plenty to offer.

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"Best of the Southeast"

The Princeton Review selected Bethany College as one of its 142 best colleges in the Southeast in its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website.

The education services company website recognizes 655 colleges over five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International.

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" history full of tradition"

What Alumni Are Saying

Get to Know Us

At Bethany, we know that finding your college is about so much more than finding your major. It’s about finding a place where you feel both at home and pushed to new heights.

Located in the rolling hills of the Allegheny Mountains, Bethany provides a scenic and beautiful backdrop for your academic growth. Our history-filled institution combines the freedom of career exploration, the comfort of trusted mentors and a distinctive first-year experience.

Schedule a visit today and see if Bethany is right for you!

Join us in Creating a Bold Future for Bethany College

A liberal arts education produces leaders–the critical thinkers who develop the big ideas, pave uncharted paths, and create the strategies needed for a successful future. In the process, our students learn to make deep connections so they can connect with others and the world in the most meaningful of ways.

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Dr. Michael Mihaylo Returns to Bethany with New Position BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is thrilled to announce the return of Dr. Michael Mihaylo, but t...
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Upcoming Events
Winter Open House Spend the day at Bethany College's historic campus and hear about our majors, athletics,...


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On Nov. 29, the Greek houses with the most funds raised and highest alumni participation will each receive a $25K bonus award towards their projects. #GivingTuesday
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