Bluefield College

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3000 College Drive

Bluefield, VA 24605

Phone: (276) 326-3682
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Bluefield College is a private institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 828, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bluefield College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 53. Its tuition and fees are $22,390 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.
Our Core Values: We are a Christ-Centered learning community and affirm our Baptist identity. We develop students' potential through academic excellence and the intentional integration of faith, the liberal arts and professional studies. We create a caring community characterized by respect, support and encouragement for each member of the College community. We passionately believe in service above self and prepare compassionate, globally-minded students who impact their world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1922
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $5,741,221


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 53.2 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 53.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bluefield College is 13:1, and the school has 75 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 58.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Bluefield College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 828, with a gender distribution of 47 percent male students and 53 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34 percent of students live off campus. Bluefield College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 828
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Paying for School

At Bluefield College, 87 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,213.

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Tuition and fees $22,390 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,870 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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