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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bluefield State is a public college located in Bluefield, West Virginia. As a historically black college, BSC has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 985 undergraduate students. The Bluefield State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Electrical Engineering Technician. Graduating 26% of students, Bluefield State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.
219 Rock St
Bluefield, WV 24701
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region

Bluefield State College Rankings

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BSC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,619/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,875/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    62%
  • On Campus
    19%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
985Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
290
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
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  • Hard-working
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses
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Bluefield State College is overall a good school! They could use better organization in the offices. For example the financial aid department is very unorganized. I have had several good professors there, but a couple have not been a very good experience with little to no level of communication.
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Most instructors don't seem to care whether students succeed or not.
One in particular seems to enjoy making students cry during clinicals, demeaning them on the hospital floor!

Exam questions frquently seem to have ambiguous answers, and NOT NCLEX style like they claim. For instance, questions asking about nurse teaching a group about health improvement might have as the CORRECT answer to a multiple choice question is smoking cessation when the question does NOT state that ALL were smokers. Other answers could include eating more fruits and vegetables etc, so the answer depends on knowing what the instructor MEANT, rather than phrasing the question so students can figure out the best answer.
I took majority of my classes online. Before the quarantine I had a couple of my classes in person. My online learning experience was good and I felt that the professors really cared and were understanding. My professors utilized proctoring sites, case studies, powerpoints, and recorded lectures to enhance our learning. I think the professors did a wonderful job at providing us with adequate resources and materials. My professors also utilized sites such as google hangout to video chat with students to make sure we understood the material and gave us a chance to ask questions. I found that to be very helpful.