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Bluffton University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bluffton, Ohio. The surrounding location of Bluffton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

$30,339 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Bluffton University?


Contact details for Bluffton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
Phone: 419-358-3000

How Do I Get Into Bluffton?

You can apply to Bluffton online at:

Admission Requirements for Bluffton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bluffton?

61% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 61%, Bluffton does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Can I Afford Bluffton University?

$30,339 Net Price
94% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bluffton is $30,339. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bluffton, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $7,371 a year. That adds up to $29,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bluffton is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Bluffton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

647 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 691 undergraduate students at Bluffton, with 647 being full-time and 44 being part-time.


There are also 59 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 647 full-time undergraduates at Bluffton, 54% are male and 46% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bluffton University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 465
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 56

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Bluffton University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 12 countries are represented at Bluffton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Zimbabwe, and Albania.

Online Learning at Bluffton University

52 Took All Classes Online
154 Took At Least One Class Online
53.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 154 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bluffton has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Bluffton

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bluffton University was 53.5%. This is the #389 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bluffton regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bluffton University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Registered Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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