748
Students
Financial aid thermometer
27,173
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
48
863/1767
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Bluffton University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bluffton, OH, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH  45817
United States
Contact Ms. Emily Warner
Admissions Operation Manager
Email: admissions@bluffton.edu
Phone: 419-358-3255
Fax: 419-358-3081

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,767
Applied
863
Accepted
748
Enrolled
49%
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Female Admissions

641
Females Applied
358
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,126
Males Applied
505
Males Accepted
45%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.3
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Rank in upper 50% of high school class or minimum ACT score of 19

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

32,316
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Fees

450
Full-time student fees
10,800
Room & board
5,316
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

27,173
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,786
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,630
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,551
Avg. Loan Aid
16,395
Avg. Grant Aid
21,925
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

748
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.88%
Black or African American 8.69%
White or Caucasian 79.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 0.53%
Two or more races 3.74%
Other 2.27%

Gender

Male (50.4%)
Female (49.6%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Dam Jam, Cabaret for a Cause and Riley Creek Festival

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Marbeck Center Board, Multicultural Student Organization, Bluffton Education Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Bluffton University Business Leaders

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
night security guards

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

99
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 50
Part-time - 49
Male - 57
Female - 42