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Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College Overview

Bluefield State College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Bluefield, West Virginia. Bluefield State College was founded in 1895 and enrolls 1,243 undergrads and no graduate students. Bluefield State College ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Involvement at Bluefield State College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Bluefield State College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Bluefield State College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Bluefield State College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Bluefield State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bluefield State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Bluefield State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 67.3%
In-State Tuition $5,645
Out-of-State $7,641
Percent of Need Met 67%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $3,826

Is Bluefield State College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Bluefield State College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Bluefield State College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into Bluefield State College. Bluefield State College admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 802 applications received in 2022, 720 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bluefield State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at Bluefield State College come back for their second year of college. Around 35% of students who started at Bluefield State College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Bluefield State College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Bluefield State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bluefield State College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Bluefield State College meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Bluefield State College full-time are awarded $3,826 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $22,326 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bluefield State College.

Based on this information, is Bluefield State College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Bluefield State College a good school for you?

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Where is Bluefield State College?

Bluefield State College is located in the small town setting of Bluefield, West Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Bluefield State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 to Bluefield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh County Memorial Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bluefield State College and Bluefield are like without leaving home.

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College Info

219 Rock Street Bluefield, WV 24701-2198

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bluefield State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bluefield State College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bluefield State College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


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Bluefield State College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 520


Reading SAT Range

430 - 550

Bluefield State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bluefield State College is like? There are approximately 1,243 students enrolled at Bluefield State College. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from WV and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

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Aug 1
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