Bluffton University campus

Overview

Applicants
1,652
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.16

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 560
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
96
with Terminal Degree
58

56
Men
40
Women
4
Minority
1
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
45%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,248

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,043

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,741

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,777

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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
910

Demographics

6.36%
African-American
4.08%
Hispanic
84.63%
Caucasian
1.68%
Unknown

52% female
48% male
12% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
88%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

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