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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
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
49%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$25,456/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,951/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
92%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
660Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
79
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
50%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Friendly and hard working
    60%
  • Down to Earth
    30%
  • village
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Community
    79%
  • Honor
    21%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
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 Reviews

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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.
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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.