Bucknell University

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Bucknell University is a private, liberal arts college, located alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River, in the town of Lewisburg, in central Pennsylvania, United States. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and the College of Engineering. Bucknell was founded in 1846, and features programs in engineering, management, education, and music, as well as programs and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine. It has almost 50 majors and over 60 minors.

It is primarily an undergraduate school (with 3,500 students), and 150 graduate students on the campus. Students come from all 50 states and from more than 66 countries.[4] Bucknell has nearly 200 student organizations and a large Greek presence. The school’s mascot is Bucky the Bison and the school is a member of the Patriot League in NCAA Division I athletics.

General Information

Admission Office
Freas Hall
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837-9988
(570) 577-1101
Fax: (570) 577-3538

Contact: Kurt Thiede
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Main Address
701 Moore Avenue
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 577-2000


Total undergrads: 3,583
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 957
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,560
Graduate enrollment: 136

Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 30%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 95%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Animal Behavior/Ethology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Economics and Mathematics Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Econometrics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bucknell University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (570) 577-2000
Website: www.bucknell.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.commonapp.org/
Address: One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,697
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 90%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 3,697 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $58,196
Out-of-state Tuition: $58,196
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 59%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $33,257

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bucknell University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bucknell University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 35
Engineering 75
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 12
Social Sciences 7
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 6317

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bucknell University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $58,196
Out-of-state $58,196
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,412
Out-of-state $25,412

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 577 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 502 52% $33,257
Student loan aid 312 32% $9,061

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,922 53% $31,935
Federal student loans 1,174 33% $6,230

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bucknell University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bucknell University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,845 5,135 4,710
Percent admitted 100% 31% 37%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 9% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bucknell University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,697
Undergraduate enrollment 3,627
Graduate enrollment 70

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bucknell University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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