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Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
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
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 1  
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address One Dent Drive
City, State, Zip Lewisburg, PA  17837
Phone (570) 577-3000
Fax (570) 577-3760
E-mail admissions@bucknell.edu
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 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
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
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
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    
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 30% of 10,487 applicants were admitted
   Women 31% of 5,011 applicants were admitted
   Men 29% of 5,476 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 950 (30%) of 3,138 admitted students enrolled
   Women 476 (30%) of 1,568 admitted students enrolled
   Men 474 (30%) of 1,570 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
60% of 746 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List 2,592
Students Accepting Wait List Position 892
Students Admitted From Wait List 65
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 663 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 33%
  Score of 600 - 700 51%
  Score of 500 - 600 15%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 629 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 18%
  Score of 600 - 700 52%
  Score of 500 - 600 27%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 637 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 21%
  Score of 600 - 700 54%
  Score of 500 - 600 22%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.52
3.75 and Above 31%
3.50 - 3.74 25%
3.25 - 3.49 24%
3.00 - 3.24 14%
2.50 - 2.99 6%
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 58%
  Score of 24 - 29 41%
  Score of 18 - 23 1%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 65%
Top quarter: 91%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 1%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported