Bluefield State College

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Bluefield State College is a historically black college found in Bluefield, WV. Nearly 1,400 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 780 (25th percentile) - 980 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 16 (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 2.71 to 3.04 for accepted students. 94% of all those students that apply are admitted to Bluefield State College, from which 45% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bluefield State College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bluefield State College was reported as 94.5% in Fall 2020 with over 470 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

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Bluefield State College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Bluefield State College have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bluefield State College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 83.3%
  • 2017-2018: 81.5%
  • 2018-2019: 94.5%
  • 2019-2020: 94.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 84.3%

How Does Bluefield State College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bluefield State College is sixty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bluefield College99.4%
Concord University81.9%
West Virginia University Institute of Technology51.1%
Emory & Henry College73.1%
Roanoke College74.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bluefield State College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading390 - 480
Math390 - 500
Total Score780 - 980
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math15 - 19
Composite Score16 - 21
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