Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationhttps://bluefieldstate.edu/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://bluefieldstate.edu/admissions/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 96.86% and the yield is 35.06%. 465 men and 549 women applied to Bluefield State and 451 men and 531 women students were accepted. Among them, 162 men and 184 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,019465549
Admitted987451531
Enrolled346162184
Acceptance Rate 96.86%96.99%96.72%
Yield 35.06%35.92%34.65%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 75 students (23% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 62 students (19%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 550 and the 25th percentile is 450. The SAT Math score is 560 (75th) and 430 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450550
SAT Math430560
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1623
ACT English1624
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bluefield State College are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,046, ACT: 59 - public Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Bluefield State College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Bluefield State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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