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Study at Bethany University

Bethany is located in Scotts Valley, California (a medium-sized suburb). The school is a Assemblies of God Church school. Bethany is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Bethany is known for its programs in music and therapy and Counselling.

Bethany Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Bethany admitted just 51% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 530.

Bethany has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 537 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Bethany. The school has a residential or campus feel. Bethany offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Bethany values student athletics, and belongs to the California Pacific Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges. The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Bethany University is to provide biblically-centered education, anchored in Pentecostal doctrine, preparing excellently trained leaders for the Church and Society. "

Bethany Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling37psychology, substance abuse Counselling, clinical psychology
Education and Teaching22teacher ed, early childhood education, music teaching, education, social science teaching
Liberal Arts19social services, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, English, diversity studies, general studies
Business and Management13business management
Religion and Philosophy12pre-ministerial studies, bible studies, youth ministry, missionary studies
Media6communication and journalism
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: BethanyBethany University

800 Bethany Dr

Scotts Valley, California 95066-2898

General Phone: (831) 438-3800


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