Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
73%
Acceptance Rate
9,683
Students Applied
80%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
858
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Other
Nursing Major Application Deadline
November 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$35
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
US States Represented
22
Countries Represented
30
11%
Submitting ACT
94%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1063
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
570
Reading
25th
490
75th
580
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
8
Top 25%
29
Top 50%
63
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
290
$30k - $48k
187
$48k - $75k
240
$75k - $110k
308
$110k+
376

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 570-389-4316
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Try and get to know your faculty and the people around you. Having connections at Bloom will help you through a lot of speed bumps. Also try testing out of whatever you can, it'll get you out of the classes you don't need to take because you could pass them easily and in the end save you money and time. Last but not least, get involved with clubs to up your chances of financial aid and take a well-rounded set of classes to make your resume stand out.
Natalie from Milton, PA
The best tip I can give to new students is to get involved. Whatever it is you may be interested in, find the organization and join. If there isn't already a group related to your interests, you can always start your own. Take advantage of this time in your life when you are no longer stuck under your parents but aren't yet out all alone. Try new things, make new friends, and just get involved.
Zachary from Mount Joy, PA
Bloomsburg is selective and its getting more competitive every year with its high number of applicants. The biggest factor when it comes to the admissions decision is GPA so keep that high along with your SAT scores. Also, visit every campus that you apply to. One of the main reasons I choose Bloomsburg was because the campus just felt right.
MCB Morristown, NJ
The number one piece of advice for students is to get involved! Being a freshman in a new place away from home can be very intimidating. But remember, every freshman is feeling the same way. By getting involved and making friends, you will lose that anxiety and find that these years are the best times of your life,
Another tip would be to study hard. Because you have more time on your hands, you need to learn how to manage it. Every major at Bloomsburg is competitive and requires a lot of hard work and a certain GPA, especially for students in the health care and education fields. Take time to study a little everyday and you will find that you will be a lot less stressed come the night before the test.
Also, don't freak out after the first test in each class. Every professor tests differently and you need different study techniques for each class. Before the semester starts, ask around to see how other students studied for that class. Sometimes it is better to use flashcards for one class, while it is better to read the book for another. Once you take the first test, you will have a better idea of how to study for that particular class.
Kaitlyn from Dunmore, PA
For all students who would like to attend this university, I say, be prepared for anything. There is much to learn starting out as a freshmen but there are also people that are there to help. If you find yourself struggling, you can apply for tutoring and visit your professor for extra help during office hours. You have to be ready to learn and determine to accomplish anything!
Tishawna from Harrisburg, PA
My main tip for incoming students is to figure out the layout of the campus prior to going there. It makes for a much smoother transition into living there and makes finding classes easier.
Kaycee from Williamsport, PA
The biggest things students should consider is how you manage your time. Managing your time is the biggest aspect of college life because you have so much time for yourself that you wouldn't know how to spend your time up here. My advice, MANAGE YOUR TIME!
Abraham from Philadelphia, PA
Find a balance between taking college seriously and having fun. College is the next step in moving into the real world, but by the same token you'll never get your college years back again. Branch out, try new things, really discover who you are.
Michele from Alburtis, PA
Apply early, be sure to have an outstanding list of extracurricular activities, and maintain at least a B average in your high school classes. It is a very selective school because so many students apply to BU every year, and so, only those who stand out to the admissions committee will be accepted. Be sure to actually visit the campus as well and talk to many students (not just one) currently enrolled to get a broad, unbiased idea of what the campus is like. Once in college, be sure to study often and become involved in your education!
Darrin from Pine Grove, PA
1. If you are a city person, Bloomsburg probably is not the school for you.
2. Give it your best shot! - This is the doorway to your future. The process is worth your effort.
3. Have fun! - Get the college experience. Although studying all the time will help you earn good grades, you are missing out on a great opportunity to open your horizons.
Sarah from Halifax, PA