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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,627
Undergraduates
1,774
Men - 48.9%
1,854
Women - 51.1%
70
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
34% of 9,845 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
682 average
635-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
658 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,322
Tuition and Fees
$58,202
Room and Board
$14,670
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$39,500
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,000
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
390
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
39%
20-29
29%
30-39
12%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
Over 100
1%
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Not reported Population
5,763
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
Sororities
58% of women participate
Fraternities
48% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
5.3%
Black/African-American
3.6%
Hispanic/Latino
7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
79.4%
Unknown
0.1%
International Students
6.3% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%