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Living in Bethany, West Virginia

The Best of All Worlds

Although Bethany’s campus is set in the rolling hills of the Allegheny Mountains, we are at the doorstep to Pittsburgh – America’s Most Livable City, and within a half-day drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and other major cities.

Explore the Area

As the oldest private college in the state of West Virginia, Bethany’s 1,300-acre campus is full of rich tradition.

Old Main and Campbell Mansion, named after Bethany’s founder Alexander Campbell, are national historic landmarks. Named the #1 Town to Live In for West Virginia in 2019 (for towns with a population between 1,000 and 5,000) by, Bethany is conveniently located in the Northern Panhandle.

Locally, The Highlands is a 20-minute drive from campus and provides you with numerous shopping, entertainment, and restaurant venues. Wheeling, with its waterfront and rich history, is also a short drive from campus. If you’re interested in outdoor activities such as golf, a ski lift, or spa, you can drive a few miles from Bethany to explore Oglebay Resort.

If you want to venture around our 1,300-acres, you can explore the Bethany College Parkinson Forest, which is recognized as part of the Old-Growth Forest Network and includes an Outdoor Classroom, a waterfall, and numerous hiking spots.