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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
14:1 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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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!

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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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Recent News
Bethany College Honors Henry Howard ’90 as the Communications Wall of Fame Recipient BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College is pleased to announce Henry Howard, a distinguished alumnus of ...
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Bethany College Appoints Alumna Dr. Autumn Mayle as Assistant Professor of History BETHANY, W.Va. -- Bethany College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Autumn Mayle ‘11 ...
Upcoming Events
Outdoor Week More information will be available closer to the date.
Fall Open House Join Bethany College for our Fall Open House on Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check-in will...
National Coming Out Day Pride Celebration Aiden Park ("The Yay Guy") to perform. More information will be available closer to the date.


Good morning, Bethanians! The weather is looking perfect with clear skies and a high of 74 degrees today. We can't wait to welcome our alumni and friends to campus for Homecoming. #BisonRoamHome23
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