Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$34,502

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 910
Declined 594
Total Received 1,504
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Private

763

undergraduate students

97

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 860
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Mennonite

Social Networks

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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH
45817

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/4
31%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 910
Declined 594
Total Received 1,504

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Information Technology. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports Communication. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Writing, General. yes
Youth Ministry. yes

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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

860

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

763
students

Female
44%
336

Male
56%
427

11%

97
students

Female
75%
73

Male
25%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

660
students

Female
43%
281

Male
57%
379

13%

103
students

Female
53%
55

Male
47%
48

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

21%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

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