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.

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Committed to growth

Ninety-eight percent of graduates are employed or engaged in advanced study or long-term service within six months of graduation. 

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Guided by values

Christian values inspire us through discovery, community, respect and service. You will develop the confidence and skills to lead.

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Shaped by experience

Through the Bluffton Blueprint, a blend of core courses and experiential learning, you will be prepared for the challenges of life.

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Rooted in community

At Bluffton, it's all about relationships. You will collaborate with peers; learn from faculty and coaches; and grow in your spiritual journey.

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As her internship at NWO Orthopedics concludes, Erin Mickley is packing her bags for a semester in Greece.

"It's very interesting. I'm learning new exercises people can do and the way you can manipulate one exercise to target completely different muscle groups."

-Pre-PT internship
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“I’m getting a lot of experience, and I’m learning about the tests, why we’re running them, what they’re for and what you can assume based on the results,” said Lundquest.

“I’m getting a lot of experience. I’m learning about the tests, why we’re running them, what they’re for and what you can assume based on the results.”

-Experience in the lab
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Education wasn't Edward Hardaway's original plan. However, when others suggested he would make a good teacher, he listened and found his calling.

"Especially being African American, the kids need you. People with backgrounds similar to you need you because yours is a face that's not common in the teaching profession."

-Filling a need
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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.


Check out over 85 majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs.

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