Tuition & Fees

$10,500

$21,738

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
53%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
50%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
46%
12-17
24%
30-36
1%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,093
Declined + 2,590
Total Received 9,683
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Public

8,606

undergraduate students

681

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 2646
ACT 3692

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Location

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 366-acre campus is located in Bloomsburg, 80 miles from Harrisburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,287
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  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)

Bloomsburg, PA

366-acre campus in Bloomsburg (population: 14,586), 80 miles from Harrisburg. Served by bus; air 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
53%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
50%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
47%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
46%
12-17
24%
30-36
1%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
15%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,093
Declined + 2,590
Total Received 9,683

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

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,310

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,492
Room $6,080
Board $3,350
Additional fees $3,008
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $21,130
Average Financial Aid - $8,310
Total with Avg. Aid $12,820
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 570 389-4297
F: 570 389-4795
buaid@bloomu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Amanda Kishbaugh
Director of Financial Aid
akishba2@bloomu.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Bicycling, Billiards, Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Judo, Lacrosse, Rugby, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bubble Soccer, Climbing, Dodgeball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Michael Mcfarland (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Eastern Wrestling League
Mascot
Huskies
School colors
maroon and gold

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 Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Forensics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Educational Leadership
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Engineering/Liberal Arts
English
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Adult Fitness
Finance
Geosciences
Health Physics
Health Sciences
History
Information/Technology Management
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Languages/Cultures
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Medical Imaging
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Biology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
Supply Chain Management
Technical Leadership
Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

9,287

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

8,606
students

Female
57%
4,874

Male
43%
3,732

7%

681
students

Female
71%
486

Male
29%
195

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,863
students

Female
57%
4,447

Male
43%
3,416

9%

743
students

Female
58%
427

Male
42%
316

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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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

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
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
Brazil
China
Russia
Spain
Uganda
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nawal Bonomo
Director, Global and Multicultural Education
570 389-4973
nbonomo@bloomu.edu

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