Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA, USA
3.93 Average Rating

Situated on a hill overlooking its surrounding community and the Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BloomU is home to colleges of Liberal Arts, Business, Education, and Science granting bachelor’s degrees in 57 fields of study. For community-minded students, Bloomsburg hosts an annual effort called The Big Event where thousands of volunteers are placed at hundreds of community service sites. To provide a recreational break, Bloomsburg hosts the Quest outdoor adventure program featuring on-campus ropes courses and a climbing tower as well as off-campus trips.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
11%
Submitting ACT
95%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 979
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,924
Total Number of Undergrads
8,253
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
28%
20-39 Students
62%
40-99 Students
6%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,137
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,958
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,782
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,686
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,017
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,481
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,117

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
79%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,364
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
41%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Huskies
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
Scranton
New York
Allentown
Harrisburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Bloomsburg University, BU in short, is a challenging but fun college experience. After applying to 10 schools and getting accepted to them all, Bloom was my first choice, and I couldn't have made a better decision.
MCB Morristown, NJ
When I think of Bloomsburg I think of three things, Passionate, Integrity and Family. The atmosphere you get here is the same as what you would feel at home. Bloomsburg is a place like no other.
Abraham from Philadelphia, PA