Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Situated on the banks of Little Riley Creek, Bluffton University is a liberal arts college founded by the Mennonite Church in northwest Ohio. Bluffton offers undergraduate degrees in over 85 academic areas of study. As part of the university’s curriculum, Bluffton includes a cross-cultural requirement that can be fulfilled through school-sponsored study abroad experiences in Europe and Asia. Additionally, Bluffton features a Ministry Inquiry Program in conjunction with the Mennonite Church enabling students to explore an 11-week service-learning ministry experience over the summer. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Mennonite Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
91%
Submitting ACT
9%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
815
Total Number of Undergrads
739
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,456
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,766
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,766
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,800
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,255
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,352
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,637

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,852
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
53
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
88%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Beavers
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lima
Toledo
Dayton
Columbus
Cleveland
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
81%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
Bluffton is the most friendly campus that I visited during my college search. Community is an important value and will make you feel at home. Bluffton is the right choice if you want a good home away from home.
Tessa from Middlebury, IN
I am in my second year at Bluffton and I love it more and more as time goes on. It is easy to get involved in the small community of students on campus and make friends. I love my classes and the professors are easy to talk to and very helpful.
Kim from Bluffton, OH