Bluffton University - OH
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817
Mr. Lawrence Matthews
Director of Financial Aid
In addition to freshmen, will make award offers to transfers and/or to students currently enrolled but not on TE (sophomores, juniors and seniors) for 2023-2024
Tuition amount: Full Tuition
Initial offers will be announced by April 15, 2023.
Deadline for the receipt of initial TE certification/applications:
In December 2022
The percentage of the new admitted TE candidates offered a TE scholarship for the current academic year:
Life is complicated. You're likely balancing academics, athletics, extra-curriculars, a part-time job and trying to get into the right college, let alone figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life.
But you aren't meant to lead an ordinary life. You are meant to have a greater purpose.
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.
Located on a 65-acre campus in northwest Ohio and lined with abundant natural beauty, a rambling creek and a Nature Preserve to explore, Bluffton University is a place that inspires.
With nationally accredited programs in dietetics, education, music and social work, and 16 NCAA DIII athletic teams, you will be pushed to greatness and challenged in this changing world.
How do we do this? Through the Bluffton Blueprint, four foundational courses which create a core of resiliency. Featuring both traditional classroom learning and experiential components, each course relates to one of Bluffton's enduring values of Discovery, Community, Respect and Service. Throughout your four years, you'll be challenged to reflect on these values and themes which will help you discover yourself and your purpose in life.
Discovery: In your first year, you'll take Becoming a Scholar, which introduces Bluffton students to college-level learning. The class features The Great Adventure, a fall break experience to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for all first-year students. On this experience, which is funded by university donors, you'll ponder the big questions in life including "Who am I?"
Community: In your sophomore year, you'll take Learning in Community and work with community partners in nearby Lima, Ohio. You'll discover how coming together as a group can bring about change while you reflect on the question "Who am I in community?"
Respect: As a junior, you'll take a personal journey into the richness and challenges of other cultures during a cross-cultural experience. You'll be immersed in a new environment through a choice of opportunities which range from domestic experiences such as Appalachia and San Antonio to international locations such as Germany, Guatemala, and Israel/Palestine. The question you will reflect on during this experience is "Who am I in the world?"
Service: In your final year, you'll explore your role in the wider world as you reflect on the same question John the Baptist is challenged to answer in Luke 3:10-14, "What then shall we do?" Through a community task force opportunity with fellow seniors, you'll discover how your purpose in life can serve the greater global community.
From changing careers to moving across the country, the Bluffton Blueprint provides a framework for the challenges that come with life. This is why 99 percent of Bluffton graduates are employed or in graduate school or long term service within six months of graduation.
Nothing should ever stand in the way of the person you are meant to become. Now is the time to find your greater purpose.
For priority consideration new Tuition Exchange students must be accepted for admission in the 2022-23 academic year by December 1, 2021. Initial offers will be made by December 11, 2021.