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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.

Website: www.bucknell.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,597
Undergraduate
Students
(51.0%) 1,835 Women
(49.0%) 1,762 Men
71
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 10,144 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
657 average
620-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,800
Tuition and Fees
$58,196
Room and Board
$14,174
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$37,500
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,087
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
384
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
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Campus Life

Lewisburg Population
5,763
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
Sororities
56% of women participate
Fraternities
48% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.7% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
6.8% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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