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Bluefield State University

Bluefield, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

Bluefield State College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Bluefield State College. The acceptance rate at Bluefield State College is 90%. Last year, 802 students applied to Bluefield State College and 720 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Bluefield State College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Bluefield State College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bluefield State College's admissions stats.

Bluefield State College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 67.3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%
Waitlist No

Bluefield State College Application Deadlines

Check with Bluefield State College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Want to Apply Early to Bluefield State College?

Bluefield State College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Bluefield State College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bluefield State College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Bluefield State College?

It is not competitive to get into Bluefield State College. Bluefield State College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Bluefield State College accepted 90% of students, approximately 720 from 802 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Bluefield State College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to Allied Health Programs Teacher Education is program very difficult.

Transferring to Bluefield State College

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bluefield State College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Bluefield State College

Wondering what factors are considered by Bluefield State College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Bluefield State College for more information on admission factors.

Bluefield State College Application Requirements

Make sure to check in with Bluefield State College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bluefield State College?

Students admitted to Bluefield State College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Bluefield State College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bluefield State College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 37%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 10%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bluefield State College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bluefield State College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 67.3% of Bluefield State College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bluefield State College students scored 520 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bluefield State College students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bluefield State College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bluefield State College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bluefield State College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Bluefield State College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Bluefield State College.

Transfer students can enroll in Bluefield State College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Bluefield State College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bluefield State College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bluefield State College.

Does Bluefield State College accept transfer credits?

✅ Bluefield State College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bluefield State College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Bluefield State College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Bluefield State College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bluefield State College?

✅ Bluefield State College is not test optional.

What is Bluefield State College's acceptance rate?

✅ Bluefield State College's acceptance rate is 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bluefield State College?

🟨 Bluefield State College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Bluefield State College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Bluefield State College? Bluefield State College is a open admission institution. The Bluefield State College acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 520


Reading SAT Range

430 - 550

Bluefield State College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bluefield State College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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