Bethany College - West Virginia

259 reviews
  1. Bethany, WV
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C-
Bethany College - West Virginia is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
31 E Campus Dr
Bethany, WV 26032

Bethany College - West Virginia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
770-990
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,249/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,907/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,216/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,567/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,282/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,848/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
719Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
61%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.16 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • You either love it, or hate it.
    86%
  • Community college education at a Ivy League price
    14%

After Bethany College - West Virginia

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

259 reviews
  • Excellent
    31
  • Very Good
    40
  • Average
    87
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    59
I am not going to lie parking at BC SUCKS! There are very few lots on campus and the lots they do have are small and fill up quickly. All freshman most park in the coal bowl or freshman lot though. Depending on where you live parking can be a pain. If you live at CV and are trying to fine a parking spot on CV hill past 7:30 or 8 forget about it your not going to fine a spot and your going to have to walk. Lastly campus isn't exactly real walk-able sometimes you'll have class in Hurl which is the last building on campus and it's a very very far walk from CV. If you have class in Hurl then have a class in the field house odds are your going to be late for that class unless you drive. In other word you really need a car campus because A the isolation of Bethany will kill you and B, the long walks to and from class will get old especially when it's snowing
  • College Junior
  • Sep 27 2012
With Bethany being such a unique school, I believe it is up to the student to make the most of the experience. I think Bethany is definitely not the school for everyone, however each student can find their own way to maximize their experience at this school. Teachers are willing to work with student to reach optimum success, the school itself is BEAUTIFUL, the dorms are exceptional compared to other schools (especially CV, but I have also lived in phillips and have spent time in all the other dorms to know they are all good), there are decent sports programs to participate in that don't take away from school too much, and if you find a good group of friends, I can guarentee a good experience at this school. The school undoubtedly has a number of flaws, but you are getting such a unique and different experience coming to this school and if you come at it with a positive attitude, you learn to really appreciate what Bethany has to offer and have a great and worthwhile experience here.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 2 2015
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.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 14 2014