Bluefield College

BLUEFIELD COLLEGE is a private, liberal arts college founded in 1922, located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia. Bluefield College sits on 82 acres of land and consists of 14 buildings. Bluefield’s location in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains provides plenty of opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, white-water rafting, rock climbing, and hiking in the Virginia mountain countryside. Bluefield College is known for its classroom technology, affordability, personalized instruction, and learning settings in countries abroad (study abroad).

BLUEFIELD students have the opportunity to be engaged in any number of student organizations, sports, or ministry opportunities. Students come from more than 33 states and 30 countries and 99% of students receive some type of financial assistance.

As a traditional liberal arts institution, Bluefield College recognizes the need for balance between the classroom and the co-curricular experience. The total college experience permeates all aspects of the College community to develop the total person. The Student Development Program at Bluefield College is designed to be an integral part of the education process by supporting and strengthening the educational, social, spiritual, and physical experiences of the student.

As a student at Bluefield College, you will know the self-discovery that is nurtured when professors become mentors. Students know the joy of a refreshing hike through the Appalachian Mountains after class and the beauty of an inclusive community that encourages students’ passions. Students also know the excellence of a liberal arts education that lays the foundation for their individual calling.

Student Testimonies:

Marie C.“The teachers here are witty, encouraging, intelligent, and inspiring! They go above and beyond what it means to not only teach but to help students understand as well as pass their courses so they get the best education possible.”

Andres P.“Bluefield has given me the opportunity to become a leader in my community, to play a sport at the collegiate level, and to meet people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religious beliefs.”


  • Founded: 1922
  • Degree Offerings: BS, BA, MA
  • Academic Offerings: 45 programs
  • Classrooms: Student-Faculty ratio 16:1, Average class size 15
  • Faculty: 74% hold Doctorate Degrees
  • Library Services: Over 50 electronic databases, over 16,000 online and print magazines and journals, over 63,000 e-books, and 40,000+ print books
  • Campus Life: 25 student organizations
  • Financial Assistance: 99% of students receive some form of financial aid

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With over 45 academic offerings, Bluefield College offers a student/faculty ratio of 16:1. Small class sizes provide students direct access to the highly qualified professors who act as mentors, coming alongside to intentionally guide students in the pursuit of academic excellence. In addition to vast academic offerings, Bluefield offers internships, study abroad, and tutoring opportunities, ensuring abundant resources for student success.

Bluefield professors think of themselves as guides who come alongside their students and help them grow into the thinkers they have been made to be.

Every major at Bluefield college is designed to equip each student for a fulfilling life.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: $26,664

Room & Board: $9,701

Graduate Tuition 2018-2019: Varies by academic program.

Financial Assistance: International students are eligible for academic scholarships ranging from $2,000-$10,000 annually. In addition, students interested in art, music, theatre or athletics may receive additional scholarships based on talent. Students would need to provide a video showing ability in music, theatre or athletics. Art students must submit a portfolio of completed work.

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements (pick one)

TOEFL: 500 paper, 173 computer, 61 internet

Application Deadline: Application and admission requirements must be completed at least three weeks before the beginning of the term of attendance.