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Tuition & Fees

$10,114

$20,344

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,190
Declined + 1,058
Total Received 9,248
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Teacher Education
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School Facts

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a public, four-year institution, is one of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1839 as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute, its 282-acre campus is located in Bloomsburg, 80 miles from Harrisburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,127
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2646
ACT 3692

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Bloomsburg, PA

366-acre campus in Bloomsburg (population: 14,633), 80 miles from Harrisburg. Served by bus; airport serves Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (40 miles). School operates transportation to upper campus and Bloomsburg.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
37%
400-499
49%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
42%
400-499
42%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
31%
400-499
50%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
65%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,190
Declined + 1,058
Total Received 9,248

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Lapos
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 570 389-4316
F: 570 389-4741
buadmiss@bloomu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,187,779
State $8,124,201
Institutional $407,844
Other external $68,131
Total $20,787,955

Non-need-based

Federal $2,978
State $354,570
Institutional $917,214
Other external $1,236,659
Total $2,511,421

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern Wrestling League (Division I), Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Huskies
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History
Audiology
Audiology/Speech Pathology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Clinical Athletic Training
Communication Studies
Computer Forensics
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Engineering/Liberal Arts
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Adult Fitness
Finance
Geosciences
Guidance Counseling/Student Affairs
Health Physics
Health Sciences
History
Information/Technology Management
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Languages/Cultures
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Medical Imaging
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy/International Affairs
Reading
School-Based Speech Language Pathology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Biology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Studio Art
Technical Leadership
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

93%

9,416
students

Female
56%
5,318

Male
44%
4,098

Graduate

7%

711
students

Female
72%
515

Male
28%
196

undergraduateFull-time

93%

8,813
students

Female
57%
5,000

Male
43%
3,813

undergraduatePart-time

7%

603
students

Female
53%
318

Male
47%
285

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Madhav P. Sharma
Director, International Education
570 389-4831
msharma@bloomu.edu

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