Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA

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.

Website: www.bloomu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,606
Undergraduate
Students
(56.6%) 4,874 Women
(43.4%) 3,732 Men
681
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 9,683 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
534 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,052
Out-of-state: $36,626
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,958
Out-of-state: $22,532
Room and Board
$9,686
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Freshman Award
$8,332
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,908
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
419
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
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Campus Life

Bloomsburg Population
14,633
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Husky
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.2%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
400 East Second Street
City, State, Zip
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
Phone
(570) 389-4316
Fax
 
E-mail
buadmiss@bloomu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.28
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
534 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 29%
Top half: 63%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,052
Out-of-state: $36,626
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,958
Out-of-state: $22,532
Room and Board
$9,686
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,208
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003315
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,765 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,258 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,233 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$8,332
Need-Based Gift
Received by 826 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,961
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,120 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,603
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 433 (32.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
118 (5.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,953

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,750 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,927 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,850 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
562 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$9,347
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,098 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,827
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,402 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,570
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,184 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
320 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,710

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,908
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,158
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students
Number of Awards
267
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,983
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
733,896
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

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

Master's Programs of Study

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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Community Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Bloomsburg Population
14,633
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
366 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Bloomsburg
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
59%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
monitored surveillance cameras

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,606
Women
4,874 (56.6%)
Men
3,732 (43.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,863
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
All Graduate Students
681

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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