Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg
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Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg was founded on the belief that opportunity is created by those determined to achieve more. And because our graduates make a difference from their first day on the job, employers put a high value on a Bloomsburg degree—and the people who earned them.
Founded in 1839, the University was built on the vision that higher education should be available to anyone who is ready to work for a better life. Today, that tradition continues with limitless opportunities for our students across the Commonwealth and beyond. Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg is an inclusive comprehensive public university that prepares students for personal and professional success in an increasingly complex global environment.
Preparing for success in a complex world
As the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania, BU offers 58 undergraduate degree programs with more than 68 minors and 30 graduate degree programs, along with the experiences and technology to give students the best possible preparation for careers in their field. An alumni base of more than 72,000 enables students to network throughout eastern US and beyond. Students also have opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
You’ll feel right at home
Our 366-acre campus includes seven residence halls, three apartment buildings, one suite-style high rise, 14 places to grab a meal, and countless ways to feel right at home. At the foot of campus, the town of Bloomsburg offers an ever-expanding array of dining, entertainment, lodging, and shopping options for every need and taste. The nearby Susquehanna River plays host to endless outdoor fun, such as biking, hiking, and boating.
Have the time of your life!
Life as a Husky is full of adventure. When you enroll at Bloomsburg, you’ll join a vibrant, active, and inclusive community and build relationships that last a lifetime. More than 250 student clubs and organizations—ranging from community service and the arts to business and entertainment—give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and creativity as well as grow both professionally and personally. Students are actively involved within the community with more than 73,000 hours dedicated to volunteerism each year.
Begin your climb
At Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg, we believe opportunity belongs to those who are ready to work for it and unafraid to do something great with it. Here, our onward is upward. Join us.
Named a College of Distinction in Business 2022-2023
Named a College of Distinction in Education 2022-2023
Named a College of Distinction in Pennsylvania 2022-2023
Named a College of Distinction in Public Institutions 2022-2023
Welcome to Bloomsburg, the only ‘town’ in Pennsylvania and the home of Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg—where small-town charm bumps right into big city opportunities.
Just a short walk from campus you’ll be in downtown Bloomsburg and on historic Main Street. That’s where you’ll find a variety of boutique shops, galleries, eateries, and office buildings as well as the Town Hall, County Courthouse, Public Library, and US Post Office. And don’t forget to visit the 44,700-square-foot Greenly Center, home of the Office of Corporate and Continuing Education, the Bloomsburg University Foundation, and the Sekisui Professional Experience Lab.
Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus, head down to the Town Park and enjoy some time relaxing by the river. Looking for a professional live theatre, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has you covered. Or maybe you’re into fairs and carnivals like the annual Renaissance Jamboree and, of course, the famous Bloomsburg Fair, the largest fair in Pennsylvania.
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“Bloomsburg gets you in the classroom often and gives you experience right away. Teaching is a work of the heart, and all of the professors teach you how to be the best social-emotional educators you can be in the real world by giving you real-life examples. Without Bloomsburg, I would not be the teacher I am today, which I will be forever grateful for.”
“Bloomsburg has strengthened and enriched my communication and leadership skills. Spanish was my first language, which Bloomsburg has helped me perfect. The best part of the program is making connections with my peers and professors. Communication studies introduced to me a world I was aware of but not very familiar with. It gave me new lenses to see the world. I’ll miss BU dearly. I’ve made lifelong friends here.”
“Some of the best parts of my experience here were connecting with specific professors and an advisor who care for the future of students, and not just themselves. I learned more life skills and traits, such as learning to ask for help and maximizing my daily time. I have a full journey ahead of me in fulfilling my destiny in becoming a medical doctor.”
“When I toured my senior year of high school, I fell in love with the campus, the people, and everything it had to offer. Four years later, I’ve felt at home and could never picture myself anywhere else. I’ve grown so much compared to my first day as a freshman. I’m very thankful to have grown into a strong and confident woman. I’ve made some lifelong friends here that I’ll miss dearly. You do truly meet your people in college, and I’m grateful for every single person who’s come into my life at Bloomsburg.”