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Bluefield State College
  • 4 Year
  • BLUEFIELD, WV

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade A

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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 950 undergraduate students. The Bluefield State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Electrical Engineering Technician. Graduating 31% of students, Bluefield State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.

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219 ROCK STREET
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
94%
Application Deadline
August 5
SAT Range
780-980
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$8,445 / 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
$6,909 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 6 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 8 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 7 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
    65%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
950 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
291
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Hard-working
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
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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