Tuition & Fees

$6,120

$11,280

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
29%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 475
Declined + 143
Total Received 618
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Public

1,486

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Early/middle Education
  3. Social Science
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Codes

SAT 5064
ACT 4514

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School Facts

Bluefield State, founded in 1895, is a public college. Its 45-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Bluefield.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,486
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Bluefield, WV

45-acre campus, one mile from Bluefield (population: 10,502), 90 miles from Charleston; branch campuses in Beckley, Lewisburg, and Welch. Served by bus; air serves Roanoke, VA (96 miles); train serves Hinton (25 miles).

Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 4% of male students
 
5 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
55%
12-17
29%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 475
Declined + 143
Total Received 618

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kenny Mandeville
Director of Admissions
P: 800 654-7798
F: 304 325-4215
bscadmit@bluefieldstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,173,642
State $1,376,541
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $5,550,183

Non-need-based

Federal
State $442,500
Institutional $354,555
Other external $459,318
Total $1,256,373

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Big Blue
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Applied Science
Architectural Engineering Technology
Business Administration
Civil Engineering Technology
Criminal Justice Administration
Early/Middle Education
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education/K-6
Humanities
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mining Engineering Technology
Nursing
Radiologic Sciences
Radiologic Technology
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Social Science
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Undergraduate

100%

1,486
students

Female
60%
898

Male
40%
588

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

81%

1,217
students

Female
59%
717

Male
41%
500

undergraduatePart-time

19%

269
students

Female
68%
181

Male
32%
88

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

12

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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