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BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE, BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

Bluefield, West VirginiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1895Established Year
  1362Enrollment

Bluefield State College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
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Bluefield State College is a public institution and was founded in 1895. The college campus is spread over 50 acres of land. The educational experience takes place on a mountainside, overlooking the city of Bluefield, West Virginia, and the beautiful hills beyond. Bluefield State College is known for offering admission to academic programs in engineering technology and nursing for students to study in the USA.

Rankings

The US News and Report ranks Bluefield State College as -

  • #11 in Top Public Schools
  • #52 in Regional Colleges South

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic Institution
Established Year1895
Campus SettingUrban
Faculty MembersFull-time: 75; Part-time: 42
Number of Undergraduate Seats1275
Annual Acceptance Rate76%
Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students14,352 USD
Test Scores AcceptedSAT, ACT; TOEFL, IELTS, PTE
Official Websitebluefieldstate.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

  • Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs for students to study in the USA.
  • The degrees one can pursue are Associate of Science(A.S.), Bachelor of Arts(B.A.), Bachelor of Science(B.S.) or a minor
  • There are over 60 programs offered at Bluefield State College.
  • Courses are available in the fields of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering Technology and Computer Science, and Nursing & Allied Health.
  • Courses in Engineering Technology and Nursing are quite popular at Bluefield State College

Campus

Bluefield State College has two campuses:

Bluefield(Main Campus)

  • The campus is located on a mountainside, overlooking the city of Bluefield, West Virginia.
  • Many of the buildings on campus have stood for decades
  • The Main Campus is in the midst of a 10-year master plan, with upgrades to infrastructure and teaching facilities, as well as the construction of hat will bring on-campus housing back to the college

Beckley

  • The campus is an hour’s drive from the main campus
  • This campus provides a growing number of educational opportunities for the Raleigh County region.
  • Students are able to pursue full degrees on-site in Nursing, Radiology and Criminal Justice, as well as take a number of classes in other fields here.
  • Their proctoring service serves as a bridge to the main campus allowing Beckley-area students to take tests without driving to Bluefield.

Residence

Students enrolled shall be responsible for their own housing arrangements - Bluefield State College currently does not provide on-campus housing. Students can look for off-campus student housing to stay in the US.

Admission process

Bluefield State College offers admission to students from around the world to study in the USA. The admission is offered twice a year in the fall semester and spring semester. The requirements for admission vary slightly for international students, the admission process is as follows:

  1. Complete the application online or download the application and email it to bscadmit@bluefieldstate.edu 
  2. Submit all the relevant documents such as transcripts and test scores to the admissions office.
  3. It is advised that the application process should be finished by February for the Fall semester and July for the Spring semester.

Application Fee: There is no application fee - the application process is free. (Expenses for posting documents to the admissions office to be borne personally)

  • Official high school transcripts evaluated by third party evaluation service.
  • Financial Verification Form, verifying that you have the necessary amount of 27,000 USD/year available for your education. 
  • Recommendation letter(by an instructor, coach or employer)
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
  • If applying from a non-English-speaking country: proof of successful completion of an ESL program or IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE

Cost of Attendance

Expenses IncurredFees
Tuition & Fees
In-State10,584 USD
Out-of-State14,352 USD
Living Arrangement
Room and board(off campus)10, 300 USD
Other off-campus residential options4, 000 USD

Financial Aid

Bluefield State College offers financial aid for students to study in the USA. Students have a huge list of scholarships to apply for such as:

  • Bluefield State College Foundation Scholarships
  • Stelio Betty Corte Scholarship
  • Craddock Scholarship Award

International students can also opt for educational loans from their home country to lessen the financial burden.

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Bluefield State College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population1558
FAFSA Code003809
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$16,920 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10259601090 12%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540500580-
Mathematics485460510-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191721 88%
English181521-
Mathematics181620-

Bluefield State College Acceptance Rate

81.5%

Acceptance Rate

577

Total Applicants

1558

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

37.5%

Male

62.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.4%
Total Applicants1913
Total Enrolled1558

Bluefield State College Enrollment

Enrollment
Bluefield State College Enrollment1558
Undergraduate Enrollment1558
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate19.5%

Attendance Cost

$16,920

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,920 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$2,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,300 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,000 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
9279198-
+1-304-327-4000
TELEPHONE
219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701
ADDRESS

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Book Store

Bluefield State College Bookstore0.15 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet3.32 Km
FYE6.97 Km
Books-A-Million6.99 Km

Restaurant

Hardee's0.34 Km
Brooks & Company Bar & Grill0.41 Km
The Blue Spoon Cafe1.42 Km
The RailYard1.45 Km
Patty Joe's Restaurant3.31 Km
The Corner Stone3.37 Km
Taco Bell3.38 Km
Papa John's Pizza3.4 Km
Savory Flavors4.51 Km
Lynns Drive Inn4.89 Km
Gino's Pizza & Spaghetti House5.44 Km
Pretzelmaker7.03 Km
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Shopping Mall

Promoter advertising0.52 Km
Super Clean Laundry1.42 Km
Airport Square Shopping Center2.29 Km
Westgate Shopping Center2.6 Km
Bluefield Plaza Shopping Center3.29 Km
College Plaza Shopping Center3.41 Km
Twin City Shopping Center3.42 Km
Ridgeview Plaza3.54 Km
Johnny's Race Shop4.71 Km
Mercer Mall7.04 Km
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Airport

Bluefield Rgnl Medical Center1.31 Km
Bluefield Regional Medical Center Heliport1.45 Km
Mercer County Airport3.93 Km
Bluefield VORTAC BLF 110.05.79 Km

Bus Station

Bluefield (E)1.34 Km
Princeton Ave. Shelter1.43 Km
College Plaza Bus Shelter250.75 Km

Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy2.18 Km
Janice N. Geiger, RPH2.73 Km
William E. Thurston, RPH2.73 Km
Food City Pharmacy2.75 Km
Goodykoontz Drug Store Inc3.11 Km
Just the Thing3.13 Km
Sam's Club Pharmacy3.24 Km
Southview Pharmacy3.74 Km
Dustin L. Raines, PharmD4.37 Km
BlueWells Family Pharmacy4.84 Km
Rite Aid Pharmacy5.73 Km
Ryan J. Leftwich, PharmD5.73 Km
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*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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