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Tuition & Fees

$53,986

$53,986

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,138
Declined + 7,349
Total Received 10,487
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Private (nonprofit)

3,571

undergraduate students

55

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2050
ACT 3528

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
52%
500-599
27%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
33%
600-699
51%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
54%
500-599
22%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
30%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
46%
24-29
51%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
58%
24-29
41%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University is a private, residential, liberal arts institution located in Lewisburg, PA, three to four hours from New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,626
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

Lewisburg, PA

450‐acre campus in Lewisburg (population: 5,699), 75 miles from Harrisburg. Air and train serve Harrisburg; smaller airport serves Williamsport. School operates transportation to downtown area and area retail stores daily and to airports, bus, and train stations at scheduled vacation periods.

Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 39% of male students
 
9 sororities 46% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
59%
Top 1/4
84%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
52%
500-599
27%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
33%
600-699
51%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
54%
500-599
22%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
30%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
46%
24-29
51%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
58%
24-29
41%
18-23
1%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,138
Declined + 7,349
Total Received 10,487

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Interview
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Robert Springall
Dean of Admissions
P: 570 577-3000
F: 570 577-3538
admissions@bucknell.edu

Cost

Tuition $53,692
Room $8,020
Board $5,130
Additional fees $294
Books & supplies $900
Total $68,036
Average Financial Aid - $32,500
Total with Avg. Aid $35,536

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,500

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,747,462
State $700,295
Institutional $49,700,000
Other external $2,329,317
Total $54,477,074

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,900,000
Other external
Total $4,900,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (Division I), Patriot League (Division I, Football FCS)
Mascot
Bison
School colors
orange and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Financial Management
Animal Behavior
Anthropology
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Cell Biology/Biochemistry
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Early Childhood Education
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
Geology
German
Global Management
History
Humanities
Interdepartmental Studies
International Relations
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management
Management for Engineers
Managing for Sustainability
Markets/Innovation/Design
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Management
Music
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre/Dance
Voice Music Performance
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

98%

3,571
students

Female
51%
1,813

Male
49%
1,758

Graduate

2%

55
students

Female
49%
27

Male
51%
28

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,530
students

Female
51%
1,787

Male
49%
1,743

undergraduatePart-time

2%

41
students

Female
64%
26

Male
36%
15

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

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

80%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Myanmar
Nepal
Vietnam
The Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marylyn Scott
Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
570 577-3000
admissions@bucknell.edu

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