Why choose Bluffton?

Bluffton's four enduring values of discovery, community, respect, and service set Bluffton apart from other institutions. Bluffton provides an educational experience that teaches Christian Values in a Global Community - or put in another way - living out faith with purpose through the Mennonite values of peacemaking and service.


Discovery speaks to the explorative nature of Bluffton's academic life and cross-cultural experiences, of making new friends, growing your personal faith and discovering your purpose in the world. 



Community is seen in the rich collaboration that takes place between professors, students and staff. The residential nature of campus leads to interaction, inclusiveness and lifelong friendships. 

Respect means appreciating diversity, valuing the faith and opinions of others and caring for the environment. Respect and honesty are a way of life at Bluffton.



Service is expressed through a call for faith-based stewardship. You will have opportunities to discover the needs of the world and will be prepared to make a difference through your chosen vocation.


Learn more about joining the Bluffton University community as a traditional undergraduate student, graduate student or student in the continuing and professional education program.

Mennonite beliefs

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Bluffton University is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, however the majority of students are not from a Mennonite background. The result is a great environment for students of all backgrounds to think critically about their beliefs.

Ready for the future

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Whether life after graduation calls you to graduate school or to a career, a Bluffton University education will serve you well.

Visit bluffton

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What can you expect during a campus visit at Bluffton University? Hear what our students have to say about Bluffton, then schedule your visit today.