Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
Tel: (419)358-3000
Private not-for-profit | 1,198 students
Situated on the banks of Little Riley Creek in Bluffton, a small town in northwest Ohio, Bluffton University was founded in 1899 as Central Mennonite College. At Bluffton, we emphasize respect through sensitivity to diversity, valuing of opinions and reverence for the environment, faith and communities. To us, community represents the rich collaboration between Bluffton faculty, students and staff, the residential nature of our campus and our spiritual tradition.

School Overview:

Bluffton University
CountyAllen County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
79 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,198 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
943 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
255 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
1,077 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
121 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
3%6%
% White
95%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,426$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$27,426$24,744
 
Tuition33,278
Tuition NotesMerit scholarships a
Percent Admitted58%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)470-570450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)490-590460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)390-560440-570
ACT English (25-75%)17-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • At Bluffton University, education is about more than preparing students for an occupation after graduation – it’s also about personal discovery, spiritual awareness and the critical thinking skills that prepare students for life.
  • At Bluffton University, academic excellence is paramount. Our students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a liberal arts education, then graduate ready to make a difference in the world. Technology is integrated throughout our curriculum to ensure our students gain the skills required to succeed. With exceptional professors, a low student-to-faculty ratio and nearly 40 major areas of study – Bluffton has the strong educational foundation to meet each student’s need
  • Bluffton offers academic study in 39 majors and more than 20 minors, adult degree completion programs in human resource management and organizational management and master's degrees in education, organizational management and business administration.
  • Residential and intimate in nature, the Bluffton University campus is situated on 234 wooded acres in the small, northwest Ohio village of Bluffton. This thriving, friendly rural community offers food, shopping, a coffeehouse, movies, bowling, golf and more. In addition, for “big city” culture, recreation and shopping, Toledo is just an hour to the north and Dayton is 90 minutes to the south.
  • Bluffton has been recognized in top tier of Midwest comprehensive bachelor's colleges by America's Best Colleges 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
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