Welcome to Bethany College, a private liberal arts college with a proud tradition.

At Bethany, you’ll begin your college experience with wide-eyed excitement as you walk through the Oglebay Gates for the first time.

For some, this will be your first step towards an exciting career while for others, it promises to be an exploration of your passion for the liberal arts. Four years later, you’ll leave here prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. And the friendships you create here will go with you. Our courses of study will equip you with the tools you’ll need for a lifetime of learning. Our faculty will challenge you and change you in ways you haven’t even yet imagined. In all, your Bethany experience will live in your heart and give you the confidence to change the world.

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Bethany at a Glance

Located just one hour from Pittsburgh, Bethany College is a private liberal arts college nestled in the foothills of northern West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany offers 35 areas of study in a classical liberal arts curriculum that prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.

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Bethany At A Glance
Bethany’s Distinguished Faculty

Bethany’s greatest strength is its faculty. Want to see who you’ll be studying with? Check out our distinguished faculty here.

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Financial Aid

More than 90% of Bethany students receive scholarships. Everyone is aware of the rising cost of education. At Bethany, we do something about it.

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Seeing is believing, and the best way to check out Bethany is to visit our beautiful campus. Take a tour. Check out the dorms. Have lunch with our faculty. Or simply wander around.

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The world is waiting for you to step up and take your place as a leader. Are you ready? Apply to Bethany College now and get ready to step up!​

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