Bluffton University

country rank  572
world rank  1785

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University Overview

Established in 1899, Bluffton University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Bluffton (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Ohio. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Bluffton University is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Mennonite religion. Bluffton University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 120 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1899
Motto The Truth Makes Free
Colours Bluffton purple and white

University Location

Address 1 University Drive
Bluffton (population range: 2,500-9,999)
45817-2104 Ohio
United States
T +1 (419) 358 3000
F +1 (419) 358 3081

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1 University Drive
Bluffton 45817-2104
+1 (419) 358 3257
800 488 3257

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Mennonite Christian-Mennonite Mennonite Church -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bluffton University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019