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Bluffton, founded in 1899, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 65-acre campus, with some buildings dating from 1900, is located in Bluffton, 15 miles from Lima.

Website: www.bluffton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
710
Undergraduate
Students
(43.2%) 307 Women
(56.8%) 403 Men
58
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 1,770 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
478 average
415-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
465 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,848
Tuition and Fees
$34,502
Room and Board
$11,346
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$31,745
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,601
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
47
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 50% of classes
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Campus Life

Bluffton Population
4,027
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dayton
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students
3.1%
First-Year Students Returning
60.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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