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  1. Academics
    B-
  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 1,117 undergraduate students. The Bluefield State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 25% of students, Bluefield State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,300.
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
83%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,560/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,772/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,238/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,131/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,425/ year
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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
1,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
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 for the most part is an amazing college to attend. Few professors I've encountered don't exactly teach material, just tell you to read the book. Biggest issues lie with the financial aid and business offices. Scholarships, grants, never on time. Students, including myself, have to submit the same information and papers to the offices multiple times and have to constantly follow up with them to ensure it's getting processed. Other than these issues, I highly recommend this college.