Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

Bluefield, founded in 1922, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 85-acre campus is located in Bluefield, 90 miles west of Roanoke.

Website: www.bluefield.edu/

Private
Co-ed
951
Undergraduate
Students
(53.3%) 507 Women
(46.7%) 444 Men
49
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 1,521 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.11
SAT Math
488 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
501 average
440-545 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
16-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,054
Tuition and Fees
$25,290
Room and Board
$9,024
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$18,689
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,772
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
43
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Bluefield Population
5,365
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Rams/Lady Rams
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
23.8% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.1% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
14.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

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    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
3000 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Bluefield, VA 24605-1799
Phone
(276) 326-4231
Fax
(276) 326-4288
E-mail
admissions@bluefield.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
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
Required for some freshmen
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
91% of 1,521 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 752 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 769 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
351 (25%) of 1,386 admitted students enrolled
Women
159 (23%) of 702 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (28%) of 684 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
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
3.11
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
488 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
19%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
501 average
440-545 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
23%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
22%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
16-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
29%
Score of 6 - 11
2%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,054
Tuition and Fees
$25,290
Room and Board
$9,024
Books and Supplies
$440
Other Expenses
$3,300
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 June 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003703
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
201 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
193 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
193 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
24 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$18,689
Need-Based Gift
Received by 193 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,576
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 169 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,555
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 22 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
16 (7.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,315

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
748 (92.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
707 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
707 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$16,862
Need-Based Gift
Received by 702 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,152
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 625 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,301
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 67 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
84 (10.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,244

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,772
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
97.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Library Science
Number of Awards
507
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
41
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
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
$1,038
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Practice
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Public administration and social services, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
43
Part-Time Faculty
67
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
27%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


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

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
218,563
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
110
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
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bluefield Population
5,365
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
82 acres

Weather

Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Bluefield
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Hinton, W.V.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
39%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


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

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Rams/Lady Rams
School Colors
Red, royal, and white

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
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, football, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, baptist collegiate ministries, fellowship of christian athletes, student union board, student government association, arts club
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
951
Women
507 (53.3%)
Men
444 (46.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
833
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
23.8% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.1% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
3.8% from 28 countries
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
49

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
14.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
20.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
21.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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