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Bluefield State College is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,929, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bluefield State College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,180 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,944 (2012-13).
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Bluefield State College (BSC) delivers career-focused, affordable higher education programs to a student body that includes many first-generation, low income, and/or nontraditional students. The degree programs help students gain knowledge and skills that are in demand within this region's workforce while helping the student raise his family's quality of life through a fulfilling and financially rewarding career. The College offers undergraduate programs in applied sciences, business, education, humanities, social sciences, engineering technologies, and allied health sciences leading to baccalaureate and certain associate degrees.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Bluefield State College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 39.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||39.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 20|
The student-faculty ratio at Bluefield State College is 17:1, and the school has 55.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bluefield State College include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Education; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.5 percent.
Bluefield State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,929, with a gender distribution of 35.7 percent male students and 64.3 percent female students. Bluefield State College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Bluefield State College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bluefield State College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and student patrols. Of the students at Bluefield State College, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bluefield State College.
|Students who have cars on campus||100%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bluefield State College, 75.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,500.
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.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,180 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$9,944 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||N/A|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data