What is Nearby

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. 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.

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 Trail System, which includes an Outdoor Classroom, a waterfall, and numerous hiking spots.