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Undergrad Profile

The Bluffton difference

Bluffton University provides a college experience that reflects our faith tradition. In following the example of Jesus, Bluffton believes that students should be challenged to grow spiritually. That’s why Bluffton students are encouraged, but not required, to go to chapel and other spiritual life activities. Instead, Bluffton extends to each student the opportunity to discover what it truly means to live in a Christian community of service and respect for all.  

Spiritual life
• A vibrant student-led chapel program features praise worship.
“Spiritual Life Week” brings in nationally known groups and speakers.
• Diverse student body represents 28 denominations.
• Students serve as hall chaplains, provide spiritual counsel, and lead Bible studies. 

Academics that focus on “discovery”
• All students at Bluffton complete a cross-cultural experience.
• The faculty, in more than 88 academic programs, are committed to your intellectual and spiritual growth.
Within six months of graduation, 99% of Bluffton graduates are employed, engaged in advanced study, or in long-term service.

A community of respect
Bluffton embraces its Christian identity, focusing on peacemaking, service, and respect.

Financial aid
Bluffton’s tuition is below average, and its financial aid is ranked in the top 10% in Ohio.
• 100% of students receive financial aid.
• Scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition.
• Full-tuition scholarships are available through the January Presidential Scholarship Competition.

Athletics and student activities
More than 55 clubs and organizations engage students in a variety of extracurricular interests.
• Music ensembles, art groups, and theater experiences are available for nonmajors.
14 NCAA Division III sports are available.
• The Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education offers activities for
all students, including a spacious weight and fitness area, a walking/jogging track, and performance areas for basketball and volleyball.




• Business Administration
• Early Childhood Education
• Organizational Management
• Social Work
• Sport Management 

• Dietetics
• Music Ministry
• Public Health
• Public Relations
• Youth Ministries 

Fast Facts
1 University DriveBluffton, OH 45817
Admissions phone: 800-488-3257
Financial Aid phone: 800-488-3266

Institutional control: Private

School type: Four year

Academic calendar: Semesters

Religious affiliation: Mennonite Church USA

School size: Small (under 2,000)

Student-faculty ratio: 12:1

Average class size: 15

Registered organizations: 55+

COST AND AID (2015–2016)
Undergraduate in-state tuition (academic year): $29,718

Undergraduate out-of-state tuition (academic year): $29,718\

Room and board (academic year): $9,890

Average additional fees: $450

Scholarships: Yes; ranging from $5,000 to full tuition

Grants: Yes

Loans: Yes

Work-study program: Yes

Co-ops/internships: Yes

Average GPA: 3.2
Average ACT score: 22
Essay required: No
Interview required: No
Application deadlines: Rolling
Application fee: No