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
4%
500-599
44%
400-499
43%
300-399
9%
600-699
17%
500-599
22%
400-499
57%
300-399
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
39%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
47%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
59%
12-17
29%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 544
Declined + 109
Total Received 653
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Public

1,362

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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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,362
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Bluefield, WV

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).

Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 4% of male students
 
5 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
44%
400-499
43%
300-399
9%
600-699
17%
500-599
22%
400-499
57%
300-399
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
39%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
47%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
59%
12-17
29%

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

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 544
Declined + 109
Total Received 653

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

James Schlimmer
Director of Admissions of Enrollment Services
P: 800 654-7798
F: 304 325-4215
jschlimmer@bluefieldstate.edu

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,009

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,056
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $8,856
Average Financial Aid - $3,009
Total with Avg. Aid $5,847
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 304 327-4020
tilse@bluefieldstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Thomas G. Ilse
Director of Financial Aid
tilse@bluefieldstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
softball
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Swimming

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Athletic Directors

John Lewis (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Jamal Williams (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director Of Compliance & Sports Information
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Big Blue
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Applied Science
Business Administration
Civil Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Criminal Justice Administration
Early/Middle Education
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering Management
Health Services Management
Humanities
Imaging Science
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Nursing
Radiologic Technology
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Social Science
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

1,362

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,362
students

Female
62%
842

Male
38%
520

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

1,117
students

Female
60%
669

Male
40%
448

18%

245
students

Female
71%
173

Male
29%
72

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
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
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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

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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