Overview

Applicants
1,674
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.18

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
29%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
420 - 570
SAT Math
450 - 600
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
109
with Terminal Degree
50

67
Men
42
Women
4
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,684

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,092

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,878

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,896

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

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

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,594
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 Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,005
Out of State
12%

Demographics

51% female
49% male
12% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
82%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
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

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

1,674
Applicants
1,005
Size
66%
Acceptance Rate
1020
SAT Scores

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