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About Bethany College

Follow your trails at Bethany College

Welcome to our small, private liberal arts college with a proud tradition of making big dreams come true.

At Bethany, you’ll begin your college experience with wide-eyed excitement as you walk through the Oglebay Gates for the first time. This will be your first step down your trail toward an exciting exploration of the liberal arts in the four years ahead and a fulfilling career beyond.

Year Founded

Jamie Caridi

School Mascot: Boomer the Bison

School Colors:
Green & White

Located In Bethany, WV - In The "Panhandle" Of West Virginia

Our History

Visit This Beautiful Place

Nestled on 1,300 beautiful acres in the rolling hills of the Allegheny Mountains, Bethany College is located just an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of America’s greatest cities with a vibrant social and cultural scene, restaurants, clubs, sports teams, and entertainment. We’re also just a few minutes from historic Wheeling, West Virginia, with great shopping destinations, restaurants, and more.

students talking outside by stairs
professor teaching from a blackboard

Diversity of Faith

Though the college has a historic and ongoing relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), students come from a variety of Protestant, Catholic, and other traditions, or identify with no particular faith. At Bethany, you have the opportunity to find a safe place to question, explore, and develop a growing faith in the context of a caring community.

stained glass in a historical chapel

A Small College for Big Dreamers

If you’re looking for a well-rounded liberal arts education with small classes and personalized support to help you focus your long-term career ambitions, Bethany College may be the place for you!