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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
    B+
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 1,099 undergraduate students. The Bluefield State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 21% of students, Bluefield State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.
About Bluefield State College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region
Address
219 Rock St
Bluefield, WV 24701
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Bluefield State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
960-1090
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,604/ 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
$6,670/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,099Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
280
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
12%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
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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.
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Bluefield State College offers many diverse classes, exceptional instructors, and a an opportunity to achieve your dreams! The campus is not overwhelming large, and the environment"feels" like home. I'm so glad I decided to choose BSC to complete my higher education.
Bluefield State College is a small efficient college. They help every student on a one to one basis fulfilling all their admission needs. They are very professional and courteous. Academics are wonderful, the professors and courteous and very helpful and they are building a dormitory to accommodate more out of state students. Good safe, clean place to live.