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Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH

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Bluffton University provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Bluffton, Ohio and operated as a private institution. The school's Mennonite Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Nearly 1,100 students enroll at Bluffton University annually.

Areas of study offered at Bluffton University include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Education
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 900 to 1100 for the SAT exam and in a range of 19 to 24 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to this school. 64% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 20% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at bluffton.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $29,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $4,700 per year. Students attending Bluffton University may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Bluffton University is the "Beavers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, admission forms, programs, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.bluffton.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Bluffton University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Bluffton University is about 1,000, where graduate students make up roughly 22% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $33,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,200 to $1,500 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$20,883
Receiving Student Loans97%$8,482
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Bluffton University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Bluffton University is approximately 60%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1986)
  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1968)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bluffton University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bluffton University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    53.57%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    12:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $26,592