Bluffton is a private, Christian university located in Bluffton, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 660 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bluffton acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Organizational Behavior Studies, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 51% of students, Bluffton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
Most Popular Majors
Organizational Behavior Studies41 Graduates
Early Childhood Education19 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services18 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies17 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management15 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching11 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
Bluffton University Reviews
Bluffton is an amazing school and I am excited to see how it grows and expands in the future. The introduction of the new science building should really be a big help for those in pre-med or other scientific fields of study. The study abroad programs are also a great opportunity for everyone to experience different cultures or even just what it is like to travel. Bluffton has a beautiful campus with many historical buildings, but is not behind in terms of academics or technology. It also has great programs for students to earn money toward their tuition. They also offer a multitude of clubs and other activities for students to participate in.
Cost of living is far too high for what you receive in return. The student population is very clique-y; if you're not on a sports team, you're basically a different breed. The cafeteria is good, I love the salad bar. Academics are far above average; professors really care, small class sizes, one-on-one help always available if needed.
I went to Bluffton looking to connect with peers in a Christian environment. Classes were good but there was no real emphasis on connecting to peer groups or with the campus. For a christian school, there was a tremendous amount of partying on campus, students destroying campus property and no corrective action.