Bluffton University

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Bluffton University can be found in Bluffton, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 840 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Bluffton University. A score in the range of 835 to 1050 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Bluffton University average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bluffton University sends acceptance letters to approximately 50% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 24% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bluffton University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bluffton University was reported as 55.0% in Fall 2020 with over 1,770 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Bluffton University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Bluffton University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bluffton University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 49.5%
  • 2017-2018: 48.8%
  • 2018-2019: 42.0%
  • 2019-2020: 55.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 45.9%

How Does Bluffton University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bluffton University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Defiance College50.1%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%
Wilberforce University41.4%
Kettering College22.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bluffton University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 510
Math415 - 540
Total Score835 - 1050
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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