Tuition & Fees

$33,736

$33,736

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
16%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
6%
700-800
11%
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
31%
300-399
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
31%
6-11
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
34%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 914
Declined + 1,261
Total Received 2,175
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Private (nonprofit)

700

undergraduate students

70

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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Location

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 770
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Mennonite
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Bluffton, OH

65-acre campus in Bluffton (population: 4,144), 70 miles from Toledo and 85 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
16%
700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
6%
700-800
11%
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
31%
300-399
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
18%
18-23
41%
12-17
31%
6-11
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
34%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
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

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 914
Declined + 1,261
Total Received 2,175

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Erin Ostling Burkholder
Director of Admissions
P: 800 488-3257
F: 419 358-3081
admissions@bluffton.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,811

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,286
Room $5,476
Board $5,648
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $46,260
Average Financial Aid - $27,811
Total with Avg. Aid $18,449
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
October 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 488-3257, extension 3
F: 419 358-3073
finaid@bluffton.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christopher Fowler
Director of Financial Aid
fowlerc@bluffton.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, Pickleball, Spikeball

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Athletic Directors

Phill Talavinia (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Kimberly Schimmoeller (women's)
Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art/Writing
Bible/Theology
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Church Communication
Coaching
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Science
Convergent Media
Criminal Justice
Dietetics
Economics
Education
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Wellness
Food/Nutrition
Graphic Design
History
Human Resources
Individual Major
Information Technology
Insurance/Financial Services
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Missions
Music
Non Profit Management
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organizational Management
Peace/Conflict Studies
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Recreation Management
Religion
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology
Sport/Recreation Leadership
Sports Management
Strength/Conditioning
TESOL
Theatre
Theological Studies
Wellness
Women's Studies
Worship Arts
Writing
Youth Ministry
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry

770

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

700
students

Female
45%
316

Male
55%
384

9%

70
students

Female
63%
44

Male
37%
26

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

605
students

Female
43%
260

Male
57%
345

14%

95
students

Female
59%
56

Male
41%
39

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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 Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: 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

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
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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

Shawn Thomas Siferd
International Student Counselor
419 358-3022
siferdst@bluffton.edu

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