Bluefield College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Bluefield College. Courtesy of Bluefield College

Bluefield College Admissions Overview:

Bluefield College is not a highly selective school; the acceptance rate is 85%, and students with good test scores and grades above average are likely to get in. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, and/or to talk with an admissions counselor before applying. Bluefield has an online application for students to fill out, complete with questions about extracurricular activities, academic interests, and religious background. Students must also submit high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Neither test is preferred more than the other, and students are free to submit either.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Bluefield College Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Bluefield College Description:

Located just a few feet from the border of West Virginia, Bluefield College is a private liberal arts college in Bluefield, Virginia. The location in the Appalachian Mountains will be a draw for outdoor lovers -- hiking, climbing, caving, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activities can be found in the surrounding area. The college is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and identifies itself as a Christ-centered learning community. Students can choose from over 20 majors with fields in business, communications, and psychology being the most popular. There are a number of clubs and activites to join, ranging from performing arts groups to religious clubs to service projects to recreational sports. Intercollegiate athletics are also popular at Bluefield, and the Rams compete in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), within the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, soccer, track and field/cross country, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 982 (969 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,380
  • Books: $420 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,928
  • Other Expenses: $3,300
  • Total Cost: $37,028

Bluefield College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,451
    • Loans: $6,334

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Human Services, Public Health, Exercise Science, Art, Biology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 61%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Bluefield College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Other small yet accessible schools located in West Virginia include Wheeling Jesuit University, Bethany College, Glenville State College, and Ohio Valley University.

Applicants looking for a school similar in size, academics, and location to Bluefield should also consider Brenau University, Union College, Milligan College, Columbia College, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Allen University, all of which are in the same athletic conference.

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