About Bluffton University
On Campus Housing
Bluffton University was founded in 1899 under the name Central Mennonite College. The university is located at Bluffton in Ohio. It is a private not-for-profit university with a Christian religious affiliation. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
University's acceptance rate is 50%.
There is a student population consisting of 952 students. This includes 804 full-time students along with 148 part-time enrollments.
The total graduation rate at the university is 49%.
There are 50 full-time faculty members at the university among which 34 members hold terminal degrees in their respective fields.
The student-faculty ratio is 12:1 at the university.
Online Education at Bluffton University
The online program at the university comprises 9 programs. These programs are spread across 4 majors.
The online courses at the university are designed with flexibility keeping in mind the busy schedules of adult learners and working professionals.
Professionals who intend to pursue higher education to deepen their understanding of any particular field of study or to polish their potentials so as to enhance employability can opt for the online programs at the university.
The syllabus of the online courses is as per with the traditional classroom programs. The course material is exhaustive and informational. However, the execution is done in a flexible manner. Students can follow a personal pace in completion of the syllabus. The constraint of the semester schedule is eliminated from the online programs.
The university conducts its online classes through the Moodle online learning management platform that provides easy access to coursework, syllabus, future academic engagements, online classrooms, grade reports, and other academically important data.
The platform also facilitates easy conduction of classes, peer interaction, faculty dealings, and interactive sessions such as quizzes and discussion boards.
Some of the student's reviews are given below
The university has a beautiful campus with many historical buildings with the latest academic resources and technologies. The faculty members are pioneers in their respective fields and many of them hold the highest degrees possible in their subjects.
The community is also very welcoming. The student body is extremely focused in their academics and wants to exploit the college resources to its maximum potential to aid them academically.
There are lots of club activities and sporting events around the campus that makes the extracurricular engagements exciting and worthy to explore. The faculty members are easy to approach and makes sure each student receives maximum attention and the best education through their lectures and activities.
The ranking according to the U.S.News is given below
The university is ranked at number 30 in Regional Colleges Midwest and at number 21 in Best Value Schools.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$59,828 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study schemes are provided under financial aids by the university. Students can make use of these provisions to pay their tuition fees and to meet other academic-related expenses.
The financial aids require students to meet certain eligibility factors. The eligibility factors range from academic excellence and assignment submissions to military background and financial conditions to nationality and citizenship status of the students.
Students who meet the eligibility aspects is required to fill in the FAFSA form. Bluffton University federal school code is 003016. The various financial aid schemes provided at the university are as mentioned below.
Federal Aid provisions such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study opportunity, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant is provided as the State Aid.
Institutional Aids provided by the university include Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarship, Performing Scholar Competition, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Mennonite Student Grant, Community Enrichment Grant, Alumni Grant, International Student Grant, Bluffton Opportunity Grant, and the Trustees Scholarship.
Post 9/11 GI Bill is provided as the Military Aid at the institution.