Bluefield State College

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Bluefield State College is a historically black college found in Bluefield, WV. Nearly 2,300 students are enrolled at Bluefield State College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1200 (25th percentile) - 1440 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) - 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Bluefield State College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Bluefield State College average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. 43% of all those students that apply are admitted to Bluefield State College, from which 64% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bluefield State College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Bluefield State College was reported as 42.7% in Fall 2012 with over 1,130 college applications submitted to Bluefield State College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1200 - 1440
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Bluefield State College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bluefield State College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bluefield State College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 82.9%
  • 2009-2010: 79.5%
  • 2010-2011: 68.6%
  • 2011-2012: 39.6%
  • 2012-2013: 42.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.5%

How Does Bluefield State College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bluefield State College is thirty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bluefield College57.3%
Concord University45.7%
Emory & Henry College65.7%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.3%
Roanoke College72.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bluefield State College (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 500
Math420 - 430
Writing370 - 510
Total Score1200 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 21
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