Local Atmosphere

Bethany, WV
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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Small town but close to the big city and other cities with many things to do, dine out, shop, museums and such.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's okay as long as you have a car. If I honestly wasn't allowed to have my car here I would've never have chosen to come to this school. But it is nice because of the small atmosphere that we make do with everything that we have. And it's nice because we have the field house which is especially nice during the winter .

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Bethany is very remote, I repeat very remote.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: it sucks so bad. Overly expensive school for its poor quality I think. You pay 34,000 for crappy food and sometimes lazy teachers. All of that money for a boring college in the middle of no where. Plus this school acts like they are broke half the time is BEYOND annoying, we are paying so much for little quality. It is a pretty campus yea but, the looks can only go so far. The town consists of a bar and two very small over priced store that is in a house at that. Town is twenty five minutes out so, if you do not have a car your screwed. Sports, well our football team sucks and this COLLEGE field is smaller than my high schools. By the way were a division three college but our athletes act like they are in a division one. Creepy Bethany West Virginia that is all I have to say more.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Small but Mighty – If someone tells you that there isn't enough to do at Bethany, then they probably have not walked outside of their dorm. While Bubba's is the only nighttime "entertainment" in town, plenty can be found in the way of sports events, frat parties, cake decorating contests, and even Bingo. There is a First Friday Coffee house where Indie artists come and perform. There are art shows, and an informal but prominent Ultimate Frisbee group. There are speakers, and special dinners. While obviously, Bethany cannot compete with schools of 20,000 or more in activites, it certainly does well for its size.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 11 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Painfully remote.
  • 8% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 33% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 12 responses

  • 8% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 67% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 25% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 11 responses

  • 82% No way.
  • 18% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 0% Totally.
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