Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U

Bloomsburg University

400 E 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    531
  • Class Notes
    403
  • Textbook Notes
    62
  • Study Guides
    66
  • Currently Enrolled
    562
  • Previously Enrolled
    394

Overview of Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

About this school

Bloomsburg is a public, multipurpose university. Founded in 1839, it gained university status in 1982. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies, and the Schools of Graduate Studies and Extended Programs. Its 282-acre campus is located in the town of Bloomsburg, 80 miles northeast of Harrisburg.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,606
    • Men:3,732 (43.4%)
    • Women:4,874 (56.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 East Second Street
City, State, Zip
Bloomsburg, PA  17815-1301
Phone
(570) 389-4316
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 18
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
May 1

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 9,683 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 6,032 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 3,651 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,559 (36%) of 7,093 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,389 (32%) of 4,280 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,170 (42%) of 2,813 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
524 average |480-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
534 average |490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,500|Out-of-state: $21,738
  • Room & Board: - $9,430 (68.48220769789397%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (8.714596949891067%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,140 (22.80319535221496%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003315
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,757 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,292 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,276 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
112 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$8,411
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 835 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,160
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,177 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,667
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 418 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
96 (5.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,788

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,058 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,258 (74.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,211 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
617 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,310
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,351 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,867
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,811 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,593
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,164 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
243 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,450

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,407
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,923

Academics & Instruction (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


419

Part-Time Faculty


100

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


68%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 25% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
733,896

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1571
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (28)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

Location & Geography

Population


14,633

Nearest Metropolitan Area


366 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
17.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Nearest Bus Station
Bloomsburg
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Husky
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, living and learning communities, band and music groups, greek organizations, residence hall councils, club sports

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,863

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,606
Women
4,874
Men
3,732

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 8.6% Black/African-American
  • 7.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.7% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 30 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


681

Student Resources (Bloomsburg, BU, Bloom, Bloom U)

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