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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
    B+
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
50%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1140
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,101/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,445/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,576/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,745/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,794/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,984/ year
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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
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
728Undergrads
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 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly and hard working
    60%
  • Down to Earth
    30%
  • village
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
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
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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When I visited Bluffton University I absolutely loved the campus. It was clean, beautiful, and the students and staff were very welcoming. Their admissions advisor Kaitlin Kerr was amazing. She helped me decide on a major that matched my interests and she also told me everything that Bluffton had to offer me. There classrooms were very neat and their classes are small which is what I loved the most. They have tutors available all day if you need them and the professors are always willing to help their students.
I loved my Bluffton experience! My time at Bluffton helped me become a more well-rounded individual while turning my passions into a purpose.