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Bluffton, Ohio

Bluffton University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bluffton University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.8%
Admission Difficulty for Bluffton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Bluffton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 863 out of 1,767 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Bluffton University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 9 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bluffton University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >62%
1045 to 1150 Avg + 49%-62%
940 to 1045 Avg - 36%-49%
835 to 940 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 835 Low <25%
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Bluffton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 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 91 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 >62%
21 to 24 Avg + 49%-62%
18 to 21 Avg - 36%-49%
15 to 18 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 15 Low <25%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bluffton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

62% of Bluffton University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bluffton University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Bluffton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 641 1,126 1,767
Accepted 358 505 863
Acceptance Rate 56% 45% 49%
Enrolled 90 121 211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 24% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
266

Applicants have 266 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
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.