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About Bluffton University

Bluffton University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Bluffton, OH, less than an hour from Dayton.

Founded in 1899, the institution currently enrolls around 750 students a year, including 691 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Bluffton University's endowment was valued at $24,237,362 in 2021. For each full-time student, Bluffton University spends about $9,900.

Admissions Facts About Bluffton University

Acceptance rate: 61%

Average GPA: 3.14

Does not offer early decision.

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Bluffton University Acceptance Rate

Bluffton University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Bluffton University accepts around 61 percent of applicants each year. Out of 1,504 applications received, 910 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Bluffton University is 3.14 /4.0.

Is Bluffton University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 218 students who started at Bluffton University as first-time freshman, 108 graduate within four years.

Around 55 percent of students who started at Bluffton University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 77 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $35,302 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $39,082 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Bluffton University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Bluffton University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1 University Drive Bluffton, OH 45817

Campus Setting: Small Town

Bluffton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bluffton University is Continuous processing.

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Bluffton University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bluffton University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Bluffton University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bluffton University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

850 - 1110


Math SAT Range

415 - 540


Reading SAT Range

420 - 510

Bluffton University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bluffton University is like? There are approximately 768 students enrolled at Bluffton University, including 710 undergraduate students and 58 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from OH and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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