Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV

Bluefield State, founded in 1895, is a public college. Its 45-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Bluefield.

Website: www.bluefieldstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,362
Undergraduate
Students
(61.8%) 842 Women
(38.2%) 520 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 653 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,056
Out-of-state: $13,536
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$3,300
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
75
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Bluefield Population
10,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Big Blue Devil
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
1.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
88.0% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
2.1%
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.8%
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

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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 4  
Science    
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

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: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
219 Rock Street
City, State, Zip
Bluefield, WV 24701-2198
Phone
(304) 327-4065
Fax
(304) 327-7747
E-mail
bscadmit@bluefieldstate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
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
 
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
 
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
83% of 653 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 429 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 224 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
3.34
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
29%
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: 42%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,056
Out-of-state: $13,536
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
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 March 1
Award Notification
On or about June 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003809
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
275 (98.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
225 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
225 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$3,300
Need-Based Gift
Received by 185 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,700
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 100 (44.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,350
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (28.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (1.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $850

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,380 (99.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,150 (83.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,050 (91.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
140 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$3,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 970 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,700
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 780 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,250
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 170 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
10 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $850

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
85.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
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
$3,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Mining Technology/Technician
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering technologies, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
75
Part-Time Faculty
42
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


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

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders 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


Bluefield Population
10,502
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
45 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 76.4 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bluefield
Nearest Train Station
32 mile(s) from campus in Hinton

Housing


College Housing
College does not provide housing for students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
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
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Big Blue Devil
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, swimming and diving, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,362
Women
842 (61.8%)
Men
520 (38.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,117
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
1.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
88.0% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.1%
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
22.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
26.0%

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
Business 4%
Engineering 1%
Law 1%
Medicine 1%

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