800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley, CA 95066 916.503.2899
http://www.bethany.edu/ info@bethany.edu
About Bethany College
  • Year of Foundation 1840
  • Size of Campus 1,600 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 902
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 16,550
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 25
Bethany University was a four-year private Christian university located in Scotts Valley, California in Santa Cruz County. It operated from 1919 until closing in 2011 and was endorsed by the Assemblies of God USA, a Pentecostal denomination, and was the denomination's oldest college at the time of its closure. It was formerly called Glad Tidings Bible Institute, Bethany Bible College and Bethany College. It fielded athletic teams, known as the Bruins, and was a member of the NAIA in the California Pacific Conference. Bethany University was the oldest of the several Assemblies of God institutions of higher education. It was founded in 1919 as Glad Tidings Bible Institute at 1280 Webster Street, San Francisco, California to be the training school for an inner-city ministry in San Francisco conducted by Robert and Mary Craig. It moved to Scotts Valley, California in 1950. In 1955 it became Bethany Bible College. It became Bethany University in 2005.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Student Association Dinner, Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Bethany Alumni Soccer Association Weekend, Greek Sing, Family Weekend, Siblings/Spring Weekend, Orientation, Kick Off Carnival, Mardi Gras, Convocation, Founder's Day, Honor's Day
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Percent students who are frat members 40%
  • Number of honor societies Gamma Kappa Sigma, Kalon, Beta Beta Beta, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Society for Collegiate Journalists, Kappa Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Alpha Beta Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega, Sigma Tau Epsilon, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Disciples Student Fellowship, The Well, Christian Cafe, Crossroads, Yada Folk Club, Catholic Community
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 45%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, Japanese Culture Club, Brothers and Sisters United, Friends of Ireland
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (44), Columbus, Ohio (120)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (44)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wheeling, WV (15) (44)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 24%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 57%
  • Number of students using college housing 96%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 88%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (58%), women's dorms (14%), men's dorms (7%), sorority housing (10%), fraternity housing (11%), special housing for disabled students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 17
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 43%
Campus Services
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 4
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Archives, Campbell Room, Upper Ohio Valley Collection, James Schuyler Collection
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 122,327
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums The Alexander Campbell Mansion National Historic Landmark, museum; Renner Visitors Center for Historic Bethany, welcome center with archive, giftshop and classroom for multi-media presentations; Old Main, National Historic Landmark with classrooms and offi
  • Campus Safety 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)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 91
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 4
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 160,200
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 224
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,234
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 85%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year 58%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered