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.
Gain hands-on experience through varied internships
The Wit: Award-winning student-driven convergent media
Classroom placement in your first semester
Join the Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal student editorial staff
Approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Collaborate with faculty on mathematical research
Prepare for RDN licensure at a small, private university
Explore your calling through the Ministry Inquiry Program
Eye-opening experience at Juvenile Detention Center
Nationally accredited social work program
Committed to growth
Ninety-nine percent of graduates are employed or engaged in advanced study or long-term service within six months of graduation. Many become leaders in their fields.
Guided by values
Christian values inspire us through discovery, community, respect and service. You will develop the confidence and skills needed to lead in your community and the world.
Shaped by experience
Through the Bluffton Blueprint, a unique blend of foundational courses and experiential learning, you will be prepared for the challenges that come with life.
Rooted in community
At Bluffton, it's all about relationships. You will collaborate with peers; learn from trusted faculty, mentors and coaches; and grow in your spiritual journey.
I feel honored for all of the opportunities Bluffton has given me. I feel if I wouldn't have come here, I wouldn't have experienced all these great things"
It was challenging at times... But I decided the more comfortable I become at being uncomfortable, the more I'll get to experience in life."
Even though we weren't as successful as some other colleges in getting [Japanese American] students here [during WWII], I thought it was amazing that the college never stopped trying."
We know that big challenges lead to even bigger payoffs. That’s why we pair rigorous academics with supportive faculty who are invested in your success. Here, you’ll grow through life-shaping courses, internships and cross-cultural experiences.
Transfer honor roll
Bluffton was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's 2022 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the university has created to support transfer students.Read more
Ready to build a life
"We believe that Bluffton graduates are prepared for life as well as vocation, for responsible citizenship, for service to all peoples and, ultimately, for the purposes of God's universal kingdom."Read more
Student research, pre-professional and creative endeavors, ranging from an exploration of the molecular motion of water droplets to a multimedia presentation about a fictional apocalyptic event, were presented.Read more
Bluffton's year-long exploration of "Cultivating Modern Minimalism" culminated with Civic Engagement Day. More than 20 presentations were available, styled like an in-house conference.Read more