Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$58,202

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
61%
500-599
11%
400-499
0
700-800
42%
600-699
46%
500-599
10%
400-499
0
30-36
58%
24-29
39%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,370
Declined 6,475
Total Received 9,845
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Private

3,627

undergraduate students

70

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,697
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational

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450‐acre campus in Lewisburg (population: 5,712), 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Williamsport-Lycoming County

Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg
17837

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • Outing Club
  • Activities and Campus Events
  • French Club
  • Catholic Campus Ministries

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Chrysalis Ball
  • Family Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
58%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
61%
500-599
11%
400-499
0
700-800
42%
600-699
46%
500-599
10%
400-499
0
30-36
58%
24-29
39%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,370
Declined 6,475
Total Received 9,845

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $57,882
Room & board $14,670
Additional fees $320
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $2,150
Total $75,922
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance
Animal Behavior and Ethology
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

3,697

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

3,627
students

Female
51%
1,852

Male
49%
1,775

2%

70
students

Female
63%
44

Male
37%
26

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,606
students

Female
52%
1,840

Male
48%
1,766

1%

21
students

Female
58%
12

Male
42%
9

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 86%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

25

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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