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. Nearly 1,200 students are enrolled at Bluffton University.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Bluffton University. A score in the range of 870 to 1140 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Bluffton University average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) 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 26% 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bluffton University was reported as 53.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,780 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: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bluffton University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.5%
  • 2010-2011: 61.1%
  • 2011-2012: 64.0%
  • 2012-2013: 58.5%
  • 2013-2014: 53.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 58.3%

How Does Bluffton University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Bluffton University is five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ohio Northern University67.9%
The University of Findlay68.3%
Defiance College71.6%
Tiffin University38.6%
Mercy College of Ohio74.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bluffton University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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