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Bucknell University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,625 Students

31% Admitted

  • 3,678 full time
  • 48 part time
  • 1,704 men full time
  • 1,865 women full time
  • 10,487 applied
  • 3,137 admitted
  • 955 enrolled

3,611 Undergraduates

$51,676 Tuition/Year

  • 56 Graduates
  • 47 Non-Degree
  • $51,676 in state
  • $284 fees
  • $13,662 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Orange and blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jane
  • 0
  • There is a lot of drinking and partying on campus. The school is not diverse at all and everyone is white. Everyone dresses the same - really preppy.…

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  • Cheyanna from Corona, CA
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  • Bucknell is aesthetically pleasing yet a little isolated. It is located in small town America, better known as the middle of nowhere. However Bucknell's academics are great and the campus…

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  • Tiffany from East Falls, PA
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  • Bucknell University is located in a very isolated area of Pennsylvania, three hours from Philadelphia. So far, as a first semester freshman, I have 4 teachers; 2 are prepared and…

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Mission Statement

Bucknell is a unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other. Bucknell educates students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination. A Bucknell education enables students to interact daily with faculty who exemplify a passion for learning and a dedication to teaching and scholarship. Bucknell fosters a residential, co-curricular environment in which students develop intellectual maturity, personal conviction and strength of character, informed by a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives. Bucknell seeks to educate our students to serve the common good and to promote justice in ways sensitive to the moral and ethical dimensions of life. Bucknellâ??s rich history and heritage will influence its planning for the future. Bucknellâ??s potential as an institution of higher learning extends beyond that of a traditional liberal arts college by virtue of its larger size and

Bucknell University
  • Located in Lewisburg, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,625 students enrolled
  • 31% admitted
  • $51,676 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Maddie from Trappe, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Many often refer to the Bucknell Bubble, suggesting that we live in our own little world here. In many ways, this is true. Students and faculty at Bucknell are so happily intrigued and involved in their passionate studies that we often tune out the rest of the world and simply enjoy what we are doing. The happiness at Bucknell is contagious year round, maybe except for those early morning walks to class in a blizzard.

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Long Valley, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    College is a scary thought for someone who hasn’t been away from home for a long time. I remember it was for me, but Bucknell does such a good job at settling first years in. Their orientation program is exceptional at getting everyone comfortable with one another. You make tons of friendships with your hall and really get to know those living around you. The cafeteria has a wide variety to choose from and I can always find something good to eat. Whenever I walk around campus I often find myself in awe that there could be such a place as amazing as Bucknell.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Punxsutawney, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Being a freshman is difficult at any school, that's for sure, but the orientation process is impeccable at Bucknell. You become SO close with your hall and many other freshman immediately, even the orientation assistants. I, myself, have become very close with both of mine. Furthermore, Bucknell is BEAUTIFUL, the cafeteria is great and the Bison (the order your food place) is great too. I've heard that it's much better than other college cafeterias. There are a million clubs to get involved in and the people are genuinely nice and caring. There is something for everyone. I'm proof.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Marblehead, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I absolutely love Bucknell. I love the campus, I love the students, I love my professors, I love my classes...EVERYTHING. Bucknell is a truly welcoming community that makes you feel right at home. I've made a lot of great friends at Bucknell, especially on my hall (freshman orientation at Bucknell is AMAZING). There are many ways for students to get involved on campus which can make the experience even more enjoyable. Bucknell is a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun!

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  • 5
  • Margaret from Islip, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I have never felt so at home when I'm not at home. Bucknell is beautiful, open, and welcoming in every sense of the word. There is excellent food, nice dorms and great faculty who will come and eat lunch with you if you invite them. The social scene is mostly Greek dominated, so over 50% of the student population is involved in Greek Life. There are also great concerts and speakers which come to the campus frequently. The university makes sure that the student body gets a chance to experience things outside the bubble as it's not close to any major cities.

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