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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
748
Undergraduate
Students
(49.6%) 371 Women
(50.4%) 377 Men
76
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 1,767 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,860
Tuition and Fees
$33,736
Room and Board
$11,124
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$26,786
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,796
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
50
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
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.4% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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