Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College is a private, church-affiliated liberal arts college operated by the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Originally founded in 1873 as a college for women, it became co-educational in 2005. Its 44-acre campus is located in the town of Blue Mountain, 69 miles from Memphis.

Website: www.bmc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
588
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 321 Women
(45.4%) 267 Men
13
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
100% of 207 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.39
SAT Math
533-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
528 average
545-588 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$23,351
Tuition and Fees
$12,584
Room and Board
$6,470
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,593
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,084
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
35
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Blue Mountain Population
930
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
63% of women participate
Fraternities
31% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
12.7% Black/African-American
1.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   1
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
201 West Main Street
PO Box 160
City, State, Zip
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Phone
(662) 685-4771 x166
Fax
(662) 685-4776
E-mail
admissions@bmc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
Not reported
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 207 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 104 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 103 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
172 (83%) of 206 admitted students enrolled
Women
79 (76%) of 104 admitted students enrolled
Men
93 (91%) of 102 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.39
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
533-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
0%
Score of 500 - 600
100%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
528 average
545-588 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
0%
Score of 500 - 600
100%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 40%
Top half: 70%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$23,351
Tuition and Fees
$12,584
Room and Board
$6,470
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,097
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002398
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
125 (99.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
103 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
103 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$11,593
Need-Based Gift
Received by 102 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,157
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 53 (51.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,163
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
8 (6.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,445

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
526 (99.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
449 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
447 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$11,919
Need-Based Gift
Received by 439 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,950
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 268 (60.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,851
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
39 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,966

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,084
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Married Students, Parents of Current Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Twins
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Theology and religious vocations, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
35
Part-Time Faculty
19
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
77,789
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
95
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Blue Mountain Population
930
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Campus Size
190 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in New Albany
Nearest Train Station
69 mile(s) from campus in Memphis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
59% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
41%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
Navy and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Women's Club Sports
archery, bowling, cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
archery, bowling, cheerleading

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, baptist student union, student body association, intramural association, ministerial association, mississippi association of educators/student program
Sororities
63% of women participate
Fraternities
31% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
588
Women
321 (54.6%)
Men
267 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
531
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
12.7% Black/African-American
1.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 11 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
13

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Theology 14%
Education 1%

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