42%

Acceptance Rate

$19,394

Avg.Financial Aid

003016

FAFSA Code

About Bluffton University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

770

Website

www.bluffton.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Mennonite Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.


Reviews

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.

Location & Contact

Address

1 University Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4193583000
Fax: 4193583000
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

42%

SAT Range

870 - 1100

ACT Range

18 - 25

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,294

Average Annual Cost

$32,316

Books And Supplies

$1,400

Other Fees

$450

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,800

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,600

Total One Year Cost

$47,566

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

66%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Human Resources Management and Serv...

41 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

27 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

25 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

25 Graduates

Social Work

18 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

17 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

11 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

9 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

8 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Biology, General

5 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Marketing

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Psychology, General

3 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

3 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

1 Graduates

Economics

1 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

1 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

1 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

700

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

37%

Full-time

86%

Part-time

14%

Students Gender

Male

55%

US National: 44%

Female

45%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

5% Unknown

9% Black

3% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

15%

Out Of State

80%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 94% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

94%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,316/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,484/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,484/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

J. Denny Beaver and Jenny Beaver

School Colors

royal purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

245

Total Female Athletes

103

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

2

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$39,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$21,208

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$220 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,394

Students Receiving Federal Grants

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,784

Students Receiving State Aid

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,744

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,502

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$22,161

$30K - $48K

$21,256

$48K - $75K

$19,668

$75K - $110K

$18,522

> $110K

$17,496

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,309,026

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.

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