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How Well Is Bluffton University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bluffton University was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human resource management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bluffton is ranked #969 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Bluffton also holds the #42 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

See all of the rankings for Bluffton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bluffton?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Bluffton University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 49%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Bluffton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 425 and 540. Math scores were between 435 and 543.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bluffton University  ( 425 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Bluffton University  ( 435 to 543 )
Bluffton received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Bluffton University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Bluffton University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bluffton, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bluffton University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bluffton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Bluffton University this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bluffton the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 42%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Bluffton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 710 undergraduates at Bluffton with 626 being full-time and 84 being part-time.

Bluffton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Bluffton scored 49.05 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  49.05 out of 100
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How Much Does Bluffton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bluffton is $26,087. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bluffton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,506 $24,411 $25,999 $27,145 $28,171

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bluffton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 87% of students took out student loans averaging $7,541 a year. That adds up to $30,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bluffton is 6.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Bluffton Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bluffton make about $39,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Bluffton University make the most money.

Location of Bluffton University

Bluffton University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bluffton, Ohio. Bluffton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Bluffton University

Contact details for Bluffton are given below.

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

Bluffton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Bluffton University. Of these students, 193 received undergraduate degrees and 32 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Human Resource Management 26 $39,900
Health & Physical Education 23 $32,100
Business Administration & Management 21 $39,200
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 17 NA
Accounting 10 NA
Special Education 10 NA
General Psychology 10 NA
Social Work 8 $33,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 $27,100
Mathematics 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bluffton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bluffton

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 74 students took at least one online class at Bluffton University. This is an increase from the 60 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 74 30
2016-2017 60 24
2015-2016 74 14
2014-2015 35 13
2013-2014 57 11

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Notes and References


*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.


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