Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$7,056

$13,536

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
24-29
6%
18-23
58%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

13.25

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 441
Declined 49
Total Received 490
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Public

2,758

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,758
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

45-acre campus, one mile from Bluefield (population: 9,869), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Mercer County

Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV
24701

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
577%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
24-29
6%
18-23
58%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 441
Declined 49
Total Received 490

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Softball
Tennis

Club Sports - Women's

basketball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences
Business Administration and Management, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
General Studies
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Mining Technology/Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
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Programs Offered

  • Part time undergraduate degrees

2,758

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,758
students

Female
63%
1,746

Male
37%
1,012

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

2,198
students

Female
62%
1,362

Male
38%
836

21%

560
students

Female
69%
384

Male
31%
176

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 65%
Student 4 year graduation rate 16%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

126

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Noncompetitive

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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