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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.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Bluffton is ranked at #42.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bluffton?

Acceptance Rate

Bluffton University has an acceptance rate of 49%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Bluffton.

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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Bluffton it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 700 undergraduates at Bluffton with 605 being full-time and 95 being part-time.

Bluffton Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bluffton with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,000 in their early years. 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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