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Tuition & Fees

$30,762

$30,762

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
9%
500-599
24%
400-499
33%
300-399
24%
700-800
14%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
33%
300-399
14%
200-299
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
31%
300-399
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
44%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
59%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 885
Declined + 767
Total Received 1,652
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Private (nonprofit)

910

undergraduate students

101

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Social Work
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1067
ACT 3238

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School Facts

Bluffton University, founded in 1899, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 65-acre campus, is located in Bluffton, Ohio 15 miles from Lima.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,011
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Mennonite
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Bluffton, OH

65-acre campus in Bluffton (population: 4,257), 70 miles from Toledo and 80 miles from Dayton. Major airport serves Dayton and Toledo; bus serves Lima (15 miles); train serves Fostoria (35 miles).

Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
9%
500-599
24%
400-499
33%
300-399
24%
700-800
14%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
33%
300-399
14%
200-299
5%
700-800
11%
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
31%
300-399
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
13%
18-23
47%
12-17
34%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
44%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
59%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 885
Declined + 767
Total Received 1,652

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Robin Hopkins
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 419 358-3257
F: 419 358-3081
admissions@bluffton.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,703,314
State $567,781
Institutional $10,167,105
Other external $527,699
Total $12,965,899

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,659,340
Other external $241,217
Total $1,900,557

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art/Writing
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biology
Broadcasting/Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
English
Exercise Science
Food/Nutrition
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
History
Individual Major
Information Technology
Intervention Specialist
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Childhood Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Management
Physics
Pre-Art Therapy
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport/Recreation Leadership
Sport/Recreational Leadership
Sports Information
Sports Management
Strength/Conditioning
TESOL
Worship Arts
Writing
Youth Ministries
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Undergraduate

90%

910
students

Female
52%
475

Male
48%
435

Graduate

10%

101
students

Female
60%
61

Male
40%
40

undergraduateFull-time

81%

746
students

Female
50%
367

Male
50%
379

undergraduatePart-time

19%

164
students

Female
66%
108

Male
34%
56

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented
Canada
Ghana
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Philip Birkey
Admissions Counselor
419 358-3022
birkeyp@bluffton.edu

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