Bluffton University


Bluffton University

At Bluffton University, our sense of a greater purpose develops students of exceptional character and expansive vision. Since 1899, we’ve been learning, experiencing and bettering the world together.

Academic Programs

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Food & Nutrition Dietetics

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Additional Information

Bluffton Blueprint: A Guide to Building Your Greater Purpose

How do you prepare for a future that will be different than anyone can imagine? At Bluffton University, the answer is through the Bluffton Blueprint—four foundational courses, one for each year of college, which create a core of resiliency.

Featuring both traditional classroom learning and experiential components, the Bluffton Blueprint starts with The Great Adventure, a fall break retreat focused on the mind, body and spirit in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. These experiences will push you to look at your major and future in unexpected ways. From changing careers to moving across the country, the Bluffton Blueprint provides a framework for the challenges that come with life and, ultimately, for your greater purpose.

Learn more about the Bluffton Blueprint and all of the opportunities a Bluffton education provides during a campus visit.

When I came on visits, people remembered who I was. Faculty members knew my name and remembered my interests. That was a really big thing for me. At Bluffton, they honestly cared about me as a person.

Caroline Schutz, Student
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 488-3257