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Bluffton College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1899
Affiliation: Mennonite Church USA
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,030
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $19,353,128
Admissions Address

1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817

Website

http://www.bluffton.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@bluffton.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Chris Jebsen
Admissions office telephone: (800) 488-3257
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.bluffton.edu/admission/apply/index.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 0 4
Mathematics 0 3
Science 0 3
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies 0 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 20
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 20
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 1,220
Total acceptances: 862
Total freshman enrollment: 244
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 525
Male acceptances: 381
Male freshman enrollment: 122
 
Female applicants: 695
Female acceptances: 481
Female freshman enrollment: 122
Out-of-state freshmen: 16%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 76%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 94%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 23%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 580
Math: 490 – 610
Combined: 970 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 2.0%
600-699 16.0% 29.0%
500-599 55.0% 38.0%
400-499 25.0% 27.0%
300-399 2.0% 4.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 89%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 25
Math: 18 – 25
Composite: 20 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 8.0% 5.0%
24-29 36.0% 30.0% 33.0%
18-23 49.0% 43.0% 43.0%
12-17 11.0% 19.0% 19.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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