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Tuition

$9,782

$19,716

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,015
Declined + 3,364
Total Received 10,379
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Marketing
  3. Communication Studies
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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 9,950
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

282-acre campus in Bloomsburg (population: 15,111), 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
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 7% of male students
 
14 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
39%
400-499
46%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
11%
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

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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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,015
Declined + 3,364
Total Received 10,379

Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,683,520
State $7,675,009
Institutional $363,477
Other external $85,475
Total $19,807,481

Non-need-based

Federal $12,634
State $272,444
Institutional $783,451
Other external $1,249,135
Total $2,317,664

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
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

92%

9,201
students

Female
57%
5,206

Male
43%
3,995

Graduate

8%

749
students

Female
68%
512

Male
32%
237

undergraduateFull-time

93%

8,642
students

Female
57%
4,885

Male
43%
3,757

undergraduatePart-time

7%

559
students

Female
58%
321

Male
42%
238

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • 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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