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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Bluffton is a private, Christian university located in Bluffton, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 605 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bluffton acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 54% of students, Bluffton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Bluffton University Rankings

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Bluffton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1100
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,294/ 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
$19,394/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
605Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
95
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
58%
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
95%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Community
    73%
  • Honor
    20%
  • Home away from home
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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So far Bluffton has been so very helpful, the staff the football coaches have shown a huge interest in my academic career. Everyone has been so positive and willing to help and made sure all questions have been answered!
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In the beginning, I was only looking towards Bluffton because of my soccer career. I didn't like the idea of it being a small campus and google basically stated that there was no diversity. As an African student attending the most diverse school in Columbus, Ohio , I didn't like the sound of that. I finally attended a tour of the school to meet my teammates, see the campus, and get to know my coach. I have to say that the tour changed my entire perspective of the school. There is a lot of diversity from what I saw. My teammates were very kind and that was a huge factor to why I committed to the team. The campus is gorgeous. When you are on it, it doesn't feel small. The nature within the campus makes you feel more comfortable in the environment. Most students on campus were friendly towards one another and the entire vibe of the place was so positive.
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.