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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
19%
400-499
59%
300-399
10%
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 973
Declined 797
Total Received 1,770
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Private

710

undergraduate students

58

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).

  • Metropolitan area: Dayton
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Toledo Express, Dayton International

Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton
45817

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Marbeck Center Board
  • Multicultural Student Organization
  • Bluffton Education Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Bluffton University Business Leaders

Top Events

  • Dam Jam
  • Cabaret for a Cause
  • Riley Creek Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • night security guards

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
41%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
19%
400-499
59%
300-399
10%
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
56%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 973
Declined 797
Total Received 1,770

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

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
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
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
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Writing, General
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

768

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

710
students

Female
43%
307

Male
57%
403

8%

58
students

Female
67%
39

Male
33%
19

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

634
students

Female
43%
270

Male
57%
364

11%

76
students

Female
49%
37

Male
51%
39

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 60%
Student 4 year graduation rate 49%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

17

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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