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Bluffton University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Bluffton University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 885 out of 1,652 applicants or 54% were admitted making Bluffton University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Bluffton University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 775 877 1,652
Accepted 450 435 885
Acceptance Rate 58% 50% 54%
Enrolled 100 118 218
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Bluffton University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Bluffton University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bluffton University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 930 1210
SAT Reading 460 620
SAT Math 470 580
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >69%
20 to 23 Avg + 54%-69%
18 to 20 Avg - 43%-54%
16 to 18 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 16 Low <33%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >67%
1070 to 1210 Avg + 54%-67%
930 to 1070 Avg - 41%-54%
790 to 930 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 790 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bluffton University accepts 54% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 85 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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