If you are considering submitting an applicationto Bluffton University, the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Bluffton University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Bluffton University is moderately difficult. Bluffton University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Bluffton University **accepted 61% of students, around 910 of the 1,504 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bluffton University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Bluffton University must submit the following items. Double check with Bluffton University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.3|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class or minimum ACT score of 19|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Bluffton University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Out of all students that were admitted, 81.96% submitted a class rank. At Bluffton University 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Bluffton University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||13.92%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14.95%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13.4%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.89%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14.43%|
|2.00 and 2.49||16.49%|
|Bluffton University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Bluffton University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 14% of Bluffton University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Bluffton University applicants, you should strive to earn between 790 and 1040 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bluffton University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1040 and 25% of scored lower than 790, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bluffton University students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bluffton University students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Bluffton University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bluffton University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bluffton University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Bluffton University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Bluffton University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Bluffton University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bluffton University.
Does Bluffton University accept transfer credits?
Bluffton University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bluffton University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Bluffton University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Bluffton University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Bluffton University?
Bluffton University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Bluffton University? Bluffton University is a somewhat selective institution. The Bluffton University acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bluffton University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Bluffton University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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