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Bethany College

Bethany, WV

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Bethany College is a private liberal arts institution that was founded in 1840. It is located in Bethany, West Virginia, on 1,300 rural acres in the state’s northern panhandle. Bethany College is affiliated with the Christian Church and has a long history of excellence in the arts and sciences, with particular emphasis on leadership.

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Quick Facts


PO Box 419
Bethany, WV 26032

2014-2015 Tuition

$25,736 Tuition and Fees

Students

694 undergraduate students
56% male / 44% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
49.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1840

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Equestrian/Equine Studies, Computer Science, Education, General, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Social Work, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Equestrian/Equine Studies, Computer Science, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, French Language Teacher Education, German Language Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Biology, General, Botany/Plant Biology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Psychology, General, International Relations and National Security Studies, American Government and Politics (United States), Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine and Studio Arts, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, History, General, Communication and Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 694
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 688
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 2
Percent of male undergraduates: 56%
Percent of female undergraduates: 44%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 2 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 2 2
Burglary 19 29 26
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 0
Arson 1 0 4
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 2 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 2 2
Burglary 16 25 21
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 2
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 3 0 0
Liquor law violations 1 2 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 3 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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