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Bethany, founded in 1840, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 400-acre campus is located in Bethany, 15 miles north of Wheeling and 45 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.bethanywv.edu/

Private
Co-ed
710
Undergraduate
Students
(40.7%) 289 Women
(59.3%) 421 Men
27
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 1,168 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.85
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,353
Tuition and Fees
$29,773
Room and Board
$10,580
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,057
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
51
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Bethany Population
1,031
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bison
Sororities
54% of women participate
Fraternities
33% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.4% White
20.8% Unknown
International Students
2.4%
First-Year Students Returning
63.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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