Resources › For Students and Parents Bluffton University Admissions Bluffton University: Learn About This Mennonite University in Ohio Share Flipboard Email Print Bluffton University Campus in the Fall. Josh Smith / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated April 22, 2018 Bluffton University Admissions Overview: As part of the application process, Bluffton requires students to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT—the writing section of either test is not required. Students can fill out an application online, and then must submit a high school transcript and a guidance counselor's recommendation. With an acceptance rate of 50%, Bluffton is somewhat selective, but applicants with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. The university has its own online application, or students can use the free Cappex application. Admissions Data (2016): Bluffton University Acceptance Rate: 50%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 19 / 24ACT English: 18 / 24ACT Math: 18 / 23What these ACT numbers mean Bluffton University Description: Founded in 1899, Bluffton University is a small private university affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA. The school's 234-acre campus is located in the Bluffton, Ohio, a rural village located midway between Toledo, Columbus, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Students can choose from over 50 academic programs including a adult degree-completion program in organizational management. Professional fields in business, management, and education are popular among Bluffton students. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university takes pride in the close-knit community that exists both on campus and in the village. Bluffton's price tag may seem out of reach for many applicants, but keep in mind that nearly all students receive some form of grant aid. Bluffton tends to rank well among colleges in the Midwest. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom through participation in more than 40 clubs and organizations. Spiritual life is also active with regular chapel services and Spiritual Life Week, an event run each semester that features guest speakers and performances by Christian musicians. On the athletic front, all students are invited to participate in intramural sports including bowling, beach volleyball, 5 on 5 basketball, and tennis. On the intercollegiate front, the Bluffton Beavers compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). The university fields seven men's teams (including football) and seven women's teams. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 952 (865 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female84% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $30,762Books: $1,400 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,890Other Expenses: $2,600Total Cost: $44,652 Bluffton University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 81%Average Amount of AidGrants: $18,323Loans: $8,212 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Food & Nutrition, Organizational Management, Social Work, Sport Management Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%Transfer Out Rate: 39%4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%6-Year Graduation Rate: 49% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Bluffton University, You May Also Like These Schools: Applicants interested in other small, well-ranked colleges in the Mid-west should take a look at Illinois College, Blackburn College, Lake Erie College, Eureka College, or Wabash College. For those looking for an Ohio college or university affiliated with a religious institution, other great options include John Carroll University, Capital University, Ohio Dominican University, and Otterbein University.