Overview

Applicants
2,315
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average HS GPA
3.26

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 500
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
100
with Terminal Degree
63

62
Men
38
Women
6
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Fashion and Fabric Consultant
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, Other

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater
  • Writing

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Christian Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,697

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,652

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,910

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,883

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,232

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,718
Required Fees
$450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,400
Transportation for Commuters
$2,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
997
Out of State
14%

Demographics

50% female
50% male
14% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
84%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Beavers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Beavers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
1

Average Number of PC's per Lab
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
40%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Eric Fulcomer
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
280 West College Avenue
Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone
419-358-3257


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Centennial Hall-academic center
Marbeck Center-student union
College Hall-administrative/classroom building
Salzman Stadium-Football Stadium
Founders Hall-gymnasium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Common Grounds-Coffee Shop
Shannon Theatre-movie theatre
That 50's place-pizza shop

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Discovery Days www.bluffton.edu/discovery

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest Airports are-Toledo Express (one hour north) and Dayton International (one hour and fifteen minutes south).

Driving Instructions to Campus
Bluffton is just off Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio, midway between Lima and Findlay and within a few hours drive of Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Indiannapolis and Detroit. Traveling SOUTH on I-75: Take exit 142 and turn west (right) onto State Route 103. At first stop, sign turn right onto Main Street. At the third stop light, turn right onto College Avenue. Traveling NORTH on I-75: Take exit 140 and turn west (left) onto Bentley Road. At first stop sign, turn right onto Main Street. At first stop light, turn left onto College Avenue. College Avenue runs through the heart of Campus. To go to the admissions office, turn right on Spring Street (at the wooden Bluffton College sign) and park in the Riley Court parking lot (second lot on your left).

Local Accommodations
BLUFFTON: Comfort Inn 1-800-4-Choice 419-358-6000 The Lamp Light Bed and Breakfast 419-358-0958
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Key Stats

2,315
Applicants
997
Size
56%
Acceptance Rate