Approximately 1,100 students. Most class sizes are 20 or less. All taught by professors, not teaching assistants.
When Andy Chaffee '12 requested support during his eight months of training to compete in the 2012 Ironman Lake Placid, students and faculty ran, biked, swam and sent encouragement and donations.
Alumni help each other with career networking, gather for team and class reunions and mentor current students through programs like Project HOME for minority students.
A broad range of core courses begins with an exploration of individual identity in the first year seminar and expands to consider global citizenship in the senior capstone course.
Internships are available in more than 30 majors. Work for an IT company, a healthcare provider or a Fortune 500 business.
Our Career Development Center will help you start building your resume in your first year with an e-portfolio that documents your leadership, service and other work outside of class.
Every year, debate and discussion in and out of class center on a different Civic Engagement theme such as immigration policy or global poverty.
Performances, films and public lectures are also part of our Arts and Lecture program that rounds out a Bluffton education in any major.
Nationally accredited programs in education, social work, dietetics and music.
We Fund Your Discovery
Delve deeper into a field of interest through Bluffton grant programs:
• Professional Enrichment Grants for Women • Pi Delta Research Grants • Schultz Discovery Grants for Vocational Exploration • Ministry Inquiry Program • Friesen Discovery Fund for Business Studies
Take academics, faith, vocation and service to a higher level through Bluffton's Honors Program. This experience for intellectually ambitious students in all fields includes challenging Honors coursework, special cultural and social events, service learning projects and extensive small group interaction.
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Bluffton also offers evening bachelor's degree completion programs in organizational management and social work, as well as master's degrees in business and education.
Find out more about our programs of study and the success of Bluffton graduates.
If you know exactly what you want and are ready and motivated to move ahead, several programs include an intensive option that enables you to earn your bachelor's degree in just three years.
* = Also offered through Bluffton's three-year bachelor's program
Join the P.E.A.C.E. Club (Peace Education and Action Community Endeavor) at Bob's Place each week to discuss current events, pray for the healing of our world and take action such as writing letters to Congress.
Serve others! Volunteer with an adult literacy program, be an after school tutor or assist at a free clinic.
Winning teams, tournament play and athletes who are routinely recognized for their academic as well as athletic achievements.
Within one year of graduation, 96% of Bluffton alumni are employed or engaged in advanced study, voluntary service or a paid internship.
96% of Bluffton music graduates in the past 10 years are employed in their major field.
Graduates of Bluffton's religion department are teaching in colleges and seminaries, and are serving as pastors, missionaries and counselors around the world.
98% of Bluffton dietetics graduates obtain a position in the highly competitive internship program required to become a registered dietitian.
Bluffton alumni have achieved a 100% pass rate on the Praxis II teacher licensure exams for the past three years.
Discovery, community, respect and service. A liberal arts university in northwestern Ohio founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.
Welcoming students from all backgrounds who share a commitment to putting their knowledge and faith into action.
Global education. A focus on international understanding, social justice, peace and environmental stewardship. 85% of Bluffton students participate in cross-cultural experiences, including study, service and internships abroad.
Small classes, a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, and professors who include entrepreneurs, international artists, and scholars in restorative justice, mathematical physics, multilingual teaching and more. Dedicated teachers and mentors who seek to challenge and collaborate with students.
More than 50 majors, minors and interdisciplinary programs in professional fields and the arts and sciences. Nationally accredited programs in education, social work, dietetics and music.
A community of respect. Students live on campus all four years and abide by an honor system. Approximately 1,100 students from 21 states and 10 countries.
Comfortably at home. Six residence halls, including theme-based options. On a beautifully wooded campus adjacent to a nature preserve in a welcoming Midwestern town.
Special programs. Honors Program. Vocational Discovery grants. Civic Engagement. Master's degree programs in business, education and organizational management.
Internships and research. Extensive opportunities to gain professional and scholarly experience as an undergraduate, locally and nationally. Grants available in all fields.
Campus resources. Centennial Hall Academic Center, Yoder Recital Hall, Shoker Science Center, Musselman Library, Sauder Visual Arts Center, Marbeck Student Center, and The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center. New in 2012—the 60,000-square-foot Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education, including athletic and fitness facilities for all students.
Technology. Wireless networking, more than 170 public computers, central Help Desk, video and audio equipment library, and MS Office licenses for current students.
Athletics. 14 men's and women's NCAA Division III teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Intramural sports from basketball to tennis-ball golf.
Activities and clubs. Spiritual, service, political, academic, artistic, multicultural, career related or just for fun. More than 40 student-run organizations.
After Bluffton. Graduate school, professional careers, ministry and service throughout the world. A wide range of career and vocational services beginning in your first year.
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