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Bucknell University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

3,615 students

28% admitted

  • 3,554 full time
  • 61 part time
  • 1,730 men full time
  • 1,824 women full time
  • 7,940 applied
  • 2,188 admitted
  • 919 enrolled

3,489 Undergraduates

$46,646 tuition/year

  • 107 Graduates
  • 19 Non-Degree
  • $46,646 in state
  • $256 fees
  • $11,258 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies
  • (Based on stats from 2013/2014)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Orange and blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Bridget from Milford, CT
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  • Bucknell is where the students work hard and play hard. Greek life and athletics are huge. It is a beautiful place to live and get your degree.…

  • Jul-18-2012 Read More
  • Jane
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  • There is a lot of drinking and partying on campus. The school is not diverse at all and everyone is white. Everyone dresses the same - really preppy.…

  • Jun-13-2013 Read More
  • Elizabeth
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  • All of the students and faculty members are friendly and super approachable. Bucknell offers a wide variety of different courses, and is known for its academic prestige. The campus is absolutely beautiful,…

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Cheyanna from Corona, CA
  • 0
  • Bucknell is aesthetically pleasing yet a little isolated. It is located in small town America, better known as the middle of nowhere. However Bucknell's academics are great and the campus…

  • Dec-28-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Bucknell is a unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other. Bucknell educates men and women for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination. A Bucknell education enables students to interact daily with faculty who exemplify a passion for learning and a dedication to teaching and scholarship. Bucknell fosters a residential, co-curricular environment in which students develop intellectual maturity, personal conviction and strength of character, informed by a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives. Bucknell seeks to educate our students to serve the common good and to promote justice in ways sensitive to the moral and ethical dimensions of life. Bucknell’s rich history and heritage will influence its planning for the future. Bucknell’s potential as an institution of higher learning extends beyond that of a traditional liberal arts college by virtue of its larger

Bucknell University
  • Located in Lewisburg, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,615 students enrolled
  • 28% admitted
  • $46,646 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Maddie from Trappe, MD
  • Jul-04-2011 I am a current student here

    Many often refer to the Bucknell Bubble, suggesting that we live in our own little world here. In many ways, this is true. Students and faculty at Bucknell are so happily intrigued and involved in their passionate studies that we often tune out the rest of the world and simply enjoy what we are doing. The happiness at Bucknell is contagious year round, maybe except for those early morning walks to class in a blizzard.

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Long Valley, NJ
  • Jan-16-2011 I am a current student here

    College is a scary thought for someone who hasn’t been away from home for a long time. I remember it was for me, but Bucknell does such a good job at settling first years in. Their orientation program is exceptional at getting everyone comfortable with one another. You make tons of friendships with your hall and really get to know those living around you. The cafeteria has a wide variety to choose from and I can always find something good to eat. Whenever I walk around campus I often find myself in awe that there could be such a place as amazing as Bucknell.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Punxsutawney, PA
  • Jan-11-2011 I am a current student here

    Being a freshman is difficult at any school, that's for sure, but the orientation process is impeccable at Bucknell. You become SO close with your hall and many other freshman immediately, even the orientation assistants. I, myself, have become very close with both of mine. Furthermore, Bucknell is BEAUTIFUL, the cafeteria is great and the Bison (the order your food place) is great too. I've heard that it's much better than other college cafeterias. There are a million clubs to get involved in and the people are genuinely nice and caring. There is something for everyone. I'm proof.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Marblehead, MA
  • Dec-22-2010 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love Bucknell. I love the campus, I love the students, I love my professors, I love my classes...EVERYTHING. Bucknell is a truly welcoming community that makes you feel right at home. I've made a lot of great friends at Bucknell, especially on my hall (freshman orientation at Bucknell is AMAZING). There are many ways for students to get involved on campus which can make the experience even more enjoyable. Bucknell is a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun!

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  • 5
  • Margaret from Islip, NY
  • Jul-21-2009 I am a current student here

    I have never felt so at home when I'm not at home. Bucknell is beautiful, open, and welcoming in every sense of the word. There is excellent food, nice dorms and great faculty who will come and eat lunch with you if you invite them. The social scene is mostly Greek dominated, so over 50% of the student population is involved in Greek Life. There are also great concerts and speakers which come to the campus frequently. The university makes sure that the student body gets a chance to experience things outside the bubble as it's not close to any major cities.

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