Location
Bethany, WV
Undergrads
809
Tuition
$24,780
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 187 total reviews with an average rating of 2.7

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: 40% of the campus is Greek making Greek life a very prominent part of Bethany. Some students rave about how great their house is while others think it is cliquey and distasteful.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: With the exception of the town store, which only serves breakfast sandwiches, there is no local off-campus dining. The closest restaurants are a 30 minute drive away.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most students make everyday a sweatpants and hoddie type of day, though some dress very formally. With Bethany only having around 800 students there isn't a lot of variety when it comes to looking for a significant other. The social life doesn't really help either because, besides class, the only way to really meet someone is at a party or the local bar.

3 College Junior

Parking: Though there are a lot of parking spaces and many of them are convenient, the cost of a parking sticker (which you need to park on campus) is a bit ridiculous and there is no off-campus parking. The college's security is also all too eager to hand out large parking fines for very small parking violations and it has caused many students to leave their cars at home.

3 College Junior

Majors: I enjoyed many aspects of the my major in biology, but it had several drawbacks as well. Though some of the professors try their best to ensure that the students understand the topics, many of the classes just aren't challenging. I really felt like I was missing out on a great deal of the material when I compared the lectures to the textbooks. I also wish that the classes were more hands-on rather than just consisting of looking at PowerPoint slides and taking notes. That being said we do have access to good microscopes, computers, and our own college greenhouse which I really enjoy.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: The general academic atmosphere is low at Bethany. Many of the students and professors show a rather blatant lack of appreciation and motivation for learning, though there are some great people out there who are just the opposite. There is far too much emphasis on sports, especially since we are division three, and it really takes away from the whole idea of becoming well educated individuals. If I had known this before choosing to attend, I never would have selected Bethany.

2 College Junior

Facilities: The college claims that they are keeping the facilities in their original conditions to preserve the history of the school, but that means that all of the classrooms and many of the dorms lack any form of climate control such as air conditioning. Expect it to be cold in the winter and blistering in the spring/summer. As a biology major we usually find ourselves short on the necessary technology, though the microscopes that we have are of good quality. The chemistry department is currently receiving several upgrades seeing as the fire marshal came through and discovered that only 30% of our emergency shower heads (used for fire and chemical burns) were up to par. All in all there is major room for improvement.

2 College Junior

Facilities: Bethany is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. The town of Bethany has only 400 people in it and one store and bar. If you want to go shopping or out to eat you will have to drive about 30 minutes away to the Highlands (a shopping center with a Walmart, Cabellas, and a few other stores and restaurants). This lack of civilization and activities means that the night life pretty much consists of alcohol-filled parties and little else.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: they are there you just have to look hard. not as much as a big city

3 College Sophomore

Weather: mid atlanitc weather. snowy in the winter and hot and muggy in the summer.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: the majors are great. the best part of this school are the proffesors.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: They are a such a big part of school but each team is absolutly terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: secrutiy picks and chooses who they ticket and parking is good. never too far from anything because of the small campus

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the school it's just the price tag that stinks. unless your mommy and daddy are rich and paying your way your better off not going here.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: unless you want to live in the woods, theres really no off campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: nice guys but way too old to be doing their job

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: almost everyone drinks or smokes and the school protects them and never gets in trouble

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is good but the hours suck. only open for a few hours a day and if its a day they have recruits in then they always cook something good any other day its like high school food.

1 College Sophomore

Computers: the computers here are absolute crap. either they crash or take 30 min to load up.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: finacial aid sucks. they nickle and dime you for every little thing and unless you know someone in a high place they will be complete assholes to you. talk to the president or work study boss to talk to fin aid for you because they never listen to students

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: one bar and small gatherings rather than parties

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It is not that much to park on campus

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is none, its best and more affordable to live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Have security that roam around

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Its diverse and people are accepting.

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