Bucknell

Bucknell University

701 Moore Ave, Lewisburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    84
  • Class Notes
    57
  • Textbook Notes
    15
  • Study Guides
    12
  • Currently Enrolled
    205
  • Previously Enrolled
    79

Overview of Bucknell University (Bucknell)

About this school

Bucknell University, founded in 1846, is a private university. It combines the highly personal experience of a national liberal arts college with the wide choices offered by a comprehensive university. Liberal arts are combined with preprofessional programs in engineering, education, business and music. Students are exposed to the kind of team-based learning experiences that are of increasing importance in the world of work and are encouraged to pursue independent research and study under the close supervision of the faculty. Within a beautiful campus setting in a scenic region of central Pennsylvania, students are also encouraged to pursue global connections through programming (such as the International Focus Semester), technology (e.g., satellite reception of foreign language broadcasts) and an extensive program of study abroad. The university fosters leadership through the development of the students' abilities to think broadly, cross global and ethnic boundaries and provide ethical solutions to the world's problems. Its 393-acre campus is located in Lewisburg, 55 miles from Harrisburg. Buildings on campus and in town retain 19th century architectural styles.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,611
    • Men:1,784 (49.4%)
    • Women:1,827 (50.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Bucknell)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bucknell University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Dent Drive
City, State, Zip
Lewisburg, PA  17837
Phone
(570) 577-3000
Fax
(570) 577-3760
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
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
31% of 10,253 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 4,863 applicants were admitted
Men
29% of 5,390 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
973 (31%) of 3,187 admitted students enrolled
Women
499 (30%) of 1,643 admitted students enrolled
Men
474 (31%) of 1,544 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.55
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
675 average |630-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
40%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
657 average |620-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
27%
• Score 600 - 700
57%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
54%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Bucknell)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,986 (76.54874158099965%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,150 (18.645870258773485%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.2761432116270826%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,489 (3.5292449485997874%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bucknell University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003238
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
555 (57.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
405 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
405 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$37,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 280 (69.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,700
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 405 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,200
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 88 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
72 (7.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,958

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,406 (39.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,295 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,295 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$33,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,210 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,295 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,200
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 314 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
416 (11.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,898

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction (Bucknell)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


384

Part-Time Faculty


50

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


86%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% 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: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# 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
1,415,125

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1031
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bucknell University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


89.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.0%

Programs & Majors (Bucknell)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, 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 Relations and Affairs
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • 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
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, biology, chemistry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Animal Behavior
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (Bucknell)

Location & Geography

Population


5,763

Nearest Metropolitan Area


446 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
75 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lewisburg
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


91% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


9%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Orange and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bucknell University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, black student union, outing club, activities and campus events, catholic campus ministries, calvin and hobbes

Sororities


66% of women participate

Fraternities


44% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,585

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,611
Women
1,827
Men
1,784

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.4% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.9% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


6.3% from 45 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


67

Student Resources (Bucknell)