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Bluffton University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

49.5%
Admission Difficulty for Bluffton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Bluffton University? The school has a 50% acceptance rate. Last year, 733 out of 1,480 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 56 percent. Bluffton University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

50% are accepted,
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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bluffton University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bluffton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >65%
21 to 24 Avg + 50%-65%
19 to 21 Avg - 40%-50%
17 to 19 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 17 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.23
Typical High School Grades
B

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Bluffton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bluffton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
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

Admission Statistics

Bluffton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 719 761 1,480
Accepted 358 375 733
Acceptance Rate 50% 49% 50%
Enrolled 85 123 208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 33% 28%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
240

Applicants have 240 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

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
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bluffton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bluffton University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bluffton University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.