Bluffton University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Bluffton, OH

$33,952

Avg tuition

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About Bluffton University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Mennonite Church  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Bluffton University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Bluffton, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 691, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 61%. The university offers 51 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 55%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $33,952.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

61% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

72% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

55% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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750

Students enrolled

21%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

73%

Black

12%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Hispanic

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

47%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

2

Total Online Enrollment

154

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 67% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $33,952 $33,952
Graduate $13,440 $13,440

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $11,346
On-campus other expenses $2,600
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,060
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,100
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,100

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $49,298 $49,298
Off-campus without family $47,512 $47,512
Off-campus with family $39,452 $39,452

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

82%

State Grant Aid

25%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,736
State Grant Aid $3,023
Institution Grant Aid $22,287
Pell Grant Aid $4,744

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.