Bluefield State College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Bluefield State College
Bluefield State College. Courtesy of BSC

Bluefield State College Admissions Overview:

Bluefield State has an acceptance rate of 77%—students with decent grades and standardized test scores will have a good chance of getting in (most admitted students have grades in the "B" range or higher). SAT or ACT scores are required as part of the application, and you can see below the average scores of those who have been admitted. In addition to sending in test scores, students must also fill out an application and submit high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2016):

Bluefield State College Description:

Bluefield State College is a public, four-year college located in Bluefield, West Virginia. It is a historically black college that supports a student body of about 1,500 with a student/faculty ratio of 14 to 1. BSC offers a host of undergraduate degrees across their schools of Business, Education, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Nursing and Allied Health, and Arts and Sciences. For over a decade, BSC has been included in the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges." Students stay busy outside of the classroom, for BSC is home to numerous student clubs and organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities.

The college also has intramural sports including Water Polo, Billiards, and Call of Duty Tournaments. For intercollegiate athletics, BSC competes in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) with sports like men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s tennis.

The college hosts five men's and five women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,362 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,408 (in-state); $12,876 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,800
  • Other Expenses: $4,000
  • Total Cost: $22,008 (in-state); $28,476 (out-of-state)

Bluefield State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,811
    • Loans: $6,129

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Electrical Engineering Technology, Elementary Education, General Studies, Social Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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