Blue Mountain College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Blue Mountain College
Lowrey Administration Building. Courtesy of Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College Admissions Overview:

Blue Mountain College has an acceptance rate of 99%, a very encouraging statistic for interested applicants. Students with high test scores and high grades are very likely to get in. Students interested in applying must send in scores from either the SAT or ACT, submit a high school transcript, and fill out an online application. There is no essay component of the application.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Blue Mountain College Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Blue Mountain College Description:

Founded in 1873 by General Mark Perrin, BMC is located in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. Started as a women's college, Blue Mountain began admitting men in 2005 (some men were admitted earlier, if their education was church-related). Academically, Blue Mountain offers a range of programs--everything from Bible Studies, to Fine and Performing Arts, to Business, to Education. BMC offers a few Master's degrees in Education, as well. Students can join a number of clubs--both recreational and academic--or take part in service projects and religious gatherings as well. Athletically, the Blue Mountain Toppers compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the Southern States Athletics Conference. Popular sports include basketball, cross country, golf, and softball/baseball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 573 (546 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,212
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,839
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $20,951

Blue Mountain College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,739
    • Loans: $4,681

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Psychology, Business Management, Elementary Education, Bible Studies, History, Biology, Performing Arts

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Blue Mountain College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Those looking for a small (less than 1,000 students) school in or near Mississippi should also check out Centenary College, Tougaloo College, and Millsaps College.

Other great colleges in the South that are affiliated with the Baptist Church include Central Baptist College, Selma UniversityCarson-Newman University, and William Carey University.

Blue Mountain College Mission Statement:

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"Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College assists students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, social awareness, and Christian character. To accomplish the mission the College recruits undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to scholarship, servant leadership, and service in church and community. The student-centered campus exhibits a climate of personal attention, respect, inclusion and high expectations. With the leadership of professionals who share the common bond of Christian faith and who are committed to excellence, students are guided to reach their God-given potential."

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