Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$34,502

not including room and board

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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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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent 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

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-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
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 Facts

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

Majors

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

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

86%

660
students

Female
43%
281

Male
57%
379

14%

103
students

Female
54%
55

Male
46%
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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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
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