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Blue Mountain College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 542, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 44 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Blue Mountain College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 23. Its tuition and fees are $9,230 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College promotes the development of intellectual integrity, academic excellence, social awareness, and Christian character. The college offers a variety of undergraduate majors and one graduate program in elementary education. Known for its undergraduate programs in education and preparation for broad-based ministry, the institution is a liberal arts college, not a Bible-college even though Bible classes are required of each graduate. The institution attracts students who are committed to scholarship, servant leadership, and service in church and community. The student-centered campus with a low faculty-student ratio exhibits a climate of personal attention, respect, inclusion and high expectations.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Southern Baptist Convention|
When applying to Blue Mountain College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Blue Mountain College is $10. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||49.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Blue Mountain College is 14:1, and the school has 63.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Blue Mountain College include: Education, General; Psychology, General; Bible/Biblical Studies; Social Sciences; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||43|
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Blue Mountain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 542, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 percent of students live off campus. Blue Mountain College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Blue Mountain College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Blue Mountain College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Blue Mountain College, 94 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Blue Mountain College.
|Students who have cars on campus||94%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Blue Mountain College, 62.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,923.
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|Tuition and fees||$9,230 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$4,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data