B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Bluffton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Anabaptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817

Bluffton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,356/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,387/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,202/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,253/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,768/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
92%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
746Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Friendly and hard working
    67%
  • Down to Earth
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Community
    85%
  • Honor
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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Bluffton University is an excellent institution in the services it provides to its students and the atmosphere. It will not let you fail in academics; there are many resources and people that you can reach out to and people who will reach out to you when you are struggling and when you succeed. Additionally, we have a saying at Bluffton, and that is "It's all about relationships." This rings true in all aspects of our campus community. Everyone treats everyone like family. From greeting people on the sidewalk to sitting with someone new. We all do our part to make everyone feel like they belong. The only complaint I have about Bluffton is the food. I wish that we had more options. Dining with people in our commons is a big part to building relationships and I think we need more diverse options to help others feel more at home.
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The professors at my school are what make it so amazing. They are incredibly friendly and approachable. I never feel nervous to meet with them to discuss difficult homework and they are very passionate about their work. Another cool thing about them is that they invite class divisions to their homes for cookouts. The science division always has a cookout every year at the mathematics advisors house. Another cool thing about my school is how small the class sizes are. You really get a chance to get to know everyone around you. You become friends with many people of all ages and majors and it keeps your life interesting to become friends with people who come from different backgrounds. I definitely recommend students to attend Bluffton University because it is a small, quiet city where you can meet so many different people and have new, fun experiences.
I really like it here. I feel a sense of community and it is really nice to have trustworthy people around. I came from a bigger town, so it is all almost surreal because it is the exact opposite of what i came from. The professors are clearly passionate about their teachings and they are all really helpful! They want to see you succeed.