Resources › For Students and Parents Bethany College (West Virginia) Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Bethany College (WV). Ryan Stanton / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated March 24, 2018 Bethany College Admissions Overview: Bethany is largely open, admitting around 65% of applicants. Test scores are a required part of Bethany's application, with both the SAT and ACT accepted. Students can fill out an application online, and then send in a high school transcript and a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor. Admission at Bethany are "rolling," meaning that a student can apply for admission to either the fall or spring semester. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, or to contact the admissions office with any questions they have. Admissions Data (2016): Bethany College Acceptance Rate: 65%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 380 / 500SAT Math: 380 / 500SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 17 / 23ACT English: 15 / 23ACT Math: 16 / 23What these ACT numbers mean Bethany College (West Virginia) Description: The oldest college in West Virginia, Bethany College was founded in 1840. Located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, the town of Bethany is very close to both Ohio and Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh is only an hour away. Set among the hills of the Allegheny Plateau, Bethany offers students a quiet natural setting, with larger cities and culture nearby. Bethany College offers a range of Majors for students to choose from--a student may even create his or her own major, if there is not one offered in his or her area of interest. The Bisons compete in the NCAA Division III President's Athletic Conference, and there are many opportunities for students to participate in the athletic teams on campus. Popular sports include football, softball, track and field, swimming, and basketball. From the clubs and organizations, to the diverse academic offerings, to the proximity to large cities, Bethany College has something to offer everyone. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 680 (645 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 61% Male / 39% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $27,696Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,924Other Expenses: $2,600Total Cost: $41,220 Bethany College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 87%Average Amount of AidGrants: $17,007Loans: $5,869 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Psychology, Communication, Journalism, Education, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%6-Year Graduation Rate: 41% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming and DivingWomen's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Basketball, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Bethany College, You May Also Like These Schools: Other great (and small) colleges in West Virginia include Alderson Broaddus University, Davis and Elkins College, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Salem International University. For students interested in a school with a great athletic programs, other schools in the President’s Athletic Conference include Chatham University, Thiel College, Washington and Jefferson College, Grove City College, and Westminster College.