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Bluefield College is a private institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 701, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bluefield College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 49. Its tuition and fees are $21,060 (2012-13).
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Bluefield College is a Christ-centered liberal arts college in covenant with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. We offer a challenging academic experience within a diverse Christian environment. Our academic and co-curricular programs transform students' lives by integrating liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the global community. We are committed to graduating students who think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt readily to a changing world. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized Christ-centered liberal arts college, preparing innovative learners and transformational leaders to impact the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bluefield College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Bluefield College is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||48.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Bluefield College is 10:1, and the school has 71.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bluefield College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Behavioral Sciences; and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Bluefield College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 701, with a gender distribution of 47.8 percent male students and 52.2 percent female students. At this school, 66.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34.0 percent of students live off campus. Bluefield College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Bluefield College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Bluefield College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bluefield College, 92 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bluefield College.
|Students who have cars on campus||92%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bluefield College, 84.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,131.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,060 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,640 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data