Chances of getting into Bluffton University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42%
Admission Difficulty for Bluffton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Bluffton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 990

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bluffton University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Bluffton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Bluffton University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bluffton University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 764 1,411 2,175
Accepted 345 569 914
Acceptance Rate 45% 40% 42%
Enrolled 53 123 176
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 22% 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
131

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

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.