Bluffton University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Bluffton University
How hard is it to get into Bluffton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 914 out of 2,175 applicants were admitted making Bluffton University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Bluffton University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Bluffton University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT18%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||870|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||990|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bluffton University?
Bluffton University typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1100 and Above||Good||>55%|
|985 to 1100||Avg +||42%-55%|
|870 to 985||Avg -||30%-42%|
|755 to 870||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 755||Low||<20%|
Bluffton University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bluffton University?
Admission data indicates that Bluffton University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bluffton University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>57%|
|21 to 25||Avg +||42%-57%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||31%-42%|
|15 to 18||Reach||23%-31%|
|Less than 15||Low||<23%|
Avg. High School GPA3.23
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Bluffton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bluffton University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Ohio for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Bluffton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||29%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||9%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
62% of Bluffton University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||36%|
|Top 50% of class||62%|
|Bottom 50% of class||38%|
|Bottom 25% of class||10%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||22%||19%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply131
Applicants have 131 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Bluffton University before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Bluffton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201371 IPEDS survey data for Bluffton University.
Frequently Asked Questions
18% of students submit their SAT scores to Bluffton University. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
42% of those who apply are granted admission to Bluffton University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1100. 18% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.