Discover your place at Bethany College!
Many of our students and alumni point to their campus visit as the moment when they knew that Bethany was the place for them. One visit to Bethany and you’ll see why. 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, which boasts shopping, restaurants, and more.
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Our personalized visits to campus begin with a meeting with your admissions counselor who will provide details about the admissions and financial aid processes as well as answer questions you may have about life at Bethany College. This is YOUR visit so you may also be meeting with faculty, coaches, residence life professionals or others you have asked to meet.
Following this meeting, a student guide will lead you on a campus walking tour. Our student guides love telling their stories and answering questions, so this a great opportunity to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a student at Bethany. This tour requires approximately one hour so wear comfortable shoes!
If you have asked to sit in on a class, please be prepared to stay for the entire class (generally one hour). In total, your campus visit may require three hours.
If you prefer interacting with other students also considering Bethany College enrollment or just like a larger group experience, Open House and Information Sessions are events to consider attending.
Open House/Information Session events include information sessions about admissions and financial aid for both you and your family. Move from this session to an Academic Session featuring opportunities to speak with faculty who represent each of the academic programs available at Bethany. This is a great opportunity to explore our academic offerings! Interested in student clubs, organizations, or athletics? You can learn more about them in a third session!
Conclude your day with a campus tour and learn more about our history and some fun facts!
Open House events generally require four hours (more if you join us for lunch) and are offered at scheduled times throughout the year.
Can’t make the trip to Bethany quite yet, but want to learn more about us? Consider a virtual open house. The format of our Virtual Open Houses closely follows the on-campus event with presentations focused upon the admissions and financial aid processes, academic life at Bethany, social life at Bethany, and a virtual tour of campus.
You can also scroll down on this page to discover clips that tell you more about us!
Experience the Bethany College virtually! See our beautiful campuses whenever you choose to do so and leave your walking shoes under the couch. Our interactive campus map introduces you to the campus you will call home for the next four years!
When You Visit
If you are traveling to Bethany from a distance, we encourage you to explore some of the attractions near our campus.
Alexander Campbell Museum – Rt. 67 East, Bethany, WV
0.2 miles from Bethany College
Chambers General Store with World-Famous Sandwiches – Main Street, Bethany, WV
Oglebay Park – 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
9 miles from Bethany College
Home to the Bethany College equestrian team, Oglebay Park is celebrated as one the nation’s top parks. While there, you can enjoy the Good Zoo, walk along the many paths and trails throughout the park, visit the Glass Museum, enjoy a meal and the mansion, or choose to spend the night in the hotel.
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village– 401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA 15312-2759
6.8 miles from Bethany College
Enjoy some of the history of Washington County, PA, first-hand at this historic interpretative village. Meadowcroft is a National Historic landmark that features a massive rock overhang – the Rockshelter – used 19,000 years ago for shelter by the region’s first inhabitants.
Shopping Opportunities Abound
The Highland’s Shopping Center is a 20-25 minute drive from Bethany College and both Wheeling and Pittsburgh are within 45 minutes of the College. Let your admission counselor know you would like to learn more about our local area and he will be happy to provide you with suggestions!