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BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY, BLUFFTON, OHIO

Bluffton, OhioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1899Established Year
  815Enrollment

Bluffton University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Bluffton University is a private Christian liberal arts college in Bluffton, Ohio. It is located in the village of Northwest Ohio, with a total area of approximately 3.5 square miles. In 1899, the University was founded as Central Mennonite College, became Bluffton College in 1913, and it adopted the name of Bluffton University in 2004.

Bluffton University offers admissions in undergraduate and graduate levels of study. It is a small institution with 1,094 students. Admissions are very competitive, as Pluton's acceptance rate is 42%. It uses a semester-based education calendar. Bluffton Beavers is a member of the NCAA Division III and Heartland College Athletic Conference, and the school has more than a dozen university teams.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1899
Campus SettingRural
Total Enrollment1,094

Rankings

  • Ranked #26 in Regional Colleges Midwest (tie) by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #19 in Best Value Schools by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #26 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
  • Ranked #52 of 299 as Best Colleges for Sports Management in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #124 of 465 as Best Colleges for Public Policy in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #273 of 1,664 as the Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America by Niche in 2020.

Bluffton University Campus

The campus stretches up to 234 contiguous acres of rolling land, partially covered with a natural forest.

  • The 60-acre campus of the main campus occupies academic and residential buildings, a student center, and athletics.
  • Nearly 15 major buildings are there on campus including Musselman Library, College Hall, Centennial Hall.
  • Bluffton University offers more than 40 extracurricular organizations on campus.
  • Bluffton University also offers various clubs like the Art club, English club, and some other clubs for students.

Residence Facilities at Bluffton University

  • Bluffton University consists of six residence halls including,
    • Bren-Dell Hall
    • Hirschy Annex
    • Hirschy Hall
    • Neufeld Hall
    • Ramseyer Hall
    • Ropp Hall
  • All undergraduates who do not reside in the state with their families are required to live on campus.
  • Bluffton offers dining, a hospital, shopping, movie theater, golf, an airport, bowling, and more.
  • Almost 95% of UG students opt for on-campus accommodation.
  • Three different types of meal plans are offered to residential students. An additional plan is available only for commuting students.

Programs offered at Bluffton University

Bluffton University offers more than 85-degree programs through Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate programs.

  • Bluffton University offers 6 graduate degree programs - 4 Master's, and 2 Post-bachelor's.
  • It also offers 2 distance-learning(online) Master’s degree programs.
  • The most popular degrees at Bluffton with international students are Business Administration & Management, Food, Nutrition & Related Services, and Accounting.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Bluffton University can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application Portal: Bluffton Application or Common Application;

Application Fee: N/A

Supporting Documents:

  • Completed Application
  • Scores if Standardized Exams to study in the USA
  • Official high school transcript
  • English Proficiency Scores (for International Students)
  • Financial Information
  • Teaching license/Resume (for graduate programs in education applicants)
  • Valid Visa

To be considered for regular admission, applicants must meet one of these two criteria:

  • High school GPA of 3.0 or higher (ACT/SAT test scores not required)
  • 2.3 to 2.99 High school GPA and at least 19 ACT / 990 SAT is required
  • Standardized Test scores: 22 ACT or 1030 SAT
  • Grade Point Average: 3.3 (4.0 scale)
  • The application deadline is rolling. Applicants can apply after June 1.

At Bluffton University, the graduation rate is 54 % within 150% normal time, the retention rate is 66 %, and the transfer-out rate is 29 %, as of August 31, 2018.

Cost of Attendance

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees:

YearTuition & FeesOther Expenses
2018-2019$32,766$13,400
2019-2020$33,736$13,724
Change % 2019-20202.96%2.42%
2020-2021$34,735$14,056

2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees:

YearTuition & FeesOther Expenses
2018-2019$10,425$13,400
2019-2020$10,650$13,724
Change % 2019-20202.16%2.42%
2020-2021$10,880$14,056

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

  • A grant ranging from $1,000-$9,000 recognizes that international students encounter additional costs to travel to Bluffton University. $1,000 is automatically given to all qualified applicants. New students may apply for up to $9,000 based on financial need. This grant is renewable for four years.
  • Many additional scholarships and grants are available to international students to afford study in the USA.
  • Besides, international students can work on campus and earn the following:
    • Campus work-study (academic year) $2,340
    • Summer employment $4,960

Alumni Network

The Bluffton University Alumni Association provides two awards as Lifetime Service Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for alumni.

Notable Alumni:

  • Tobias Buckell, author.
  • Seth Burkholder, a professional football player.
  • Arthur Compton, physicist and Nobel laureate who attended for one year.
  • Phyllis Diller, comedian.

Student Placements

Bluffton University provides various career fairs for improving job opportunities for students.

  • It also provides internships for improving job opportunities for students.
  • The average earning after 10 years of graduation is $41,700.
  • The salary range after graduation from Bluffton University varies by field of study and the average salary range $27,100 to $39,900.
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Bluffton University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1072
FAFSA Code003016
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$33,286 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9728601083 9%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing483425540-
Mathematics489435543-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211824 91%
English191522-
Mathematics211724-

Bluffton University Acceptance Rate

48.8%

Acceptance Rate

1767

Total Applicants

1072

Total Enrolled

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Female

47.2%

Male

52.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program48.8%
Total Applicants1921
Total Enrolled938
Graduate
Graduate Programs48.7%
Total Applicants275
Total Enrolled134

Bluffton University Enrollment

Enrollment
Bluffton University Enrollment1072
Undergraduate Enrollment938
Graduate Enrollment134
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate43.9%

Attendance Cost

$33,286

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$33,286 / Year
Post Graduate Program$33,286 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,400 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,484 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,670 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,100 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
8808166412
+1-419-358-3000
TELEPHONE
+1-800-488-3257
TOLL FREE
1 University Drive, Bluffton, Ohio 45817-2104
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Book Store

Book Reviews0.74 Km

Super Market

Family Dollar0.86 Km
Community Markets1.04 Km

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