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BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Lewisburg, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
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Bucknell University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Bucknell University is a private liberal art and professional university at Lewisburg, Central Pennsylvania, USA, and includes three major colleges - college of Arts and Science, College of Engineering, and Freeman College of Management. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is imparting quality education through a plethora of programs for more than 170 years. It is one of the top ten most beautiful campuses in the USA.

Bucknell is mainly renowned for its outstanding undergraduate Engineering courses and is ranked among top ten engineering schools in the USA. Bucknell is based on values like honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage.

Bucknell university campus

With a selection rate of around 34%, the university is quite selective. With a small student size of 20 per class, a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and highly qualified teachers with 99% of the faculty being Ph.D scholars, the university tries to impart the best possible knowledge with hand-on practical research experience.

Bucknell University Rankings

  • Bucknell University received 6th rank among the UG Engineering colleges in the USA by US News ranking survey 2020.
  • Receiving the first rank, it is the best college for studying UG in Biomedical engineering in America, according to US News.
  • It also received 2nd rank in Civil, 3rd rank in both Computer Science and ECE, and 4th rank in Mechanical Engineering.
  • It is ranked 35th among the National Liberal Arts Colleges in the USA by US News and 26th in the same category by Niche.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Endowment851 million USD
Student Retention Rate92%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity91%
Annual cost of Attendance70,525 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@bucknell.edu;
570 577-3000

Bucknell University Campus

  • Started in 1846, the university was first named as the University at Lewisburg. In 1886, it was given its current name in the honor of a major benefactor, William Bucknell.
  • The lush green campus of the university is stretched over 450 acres of land. The campus provides access to more than 100 facilities.
  • For athletic students, the campus contains fitness centers, an Olympic-size pool, an 18-hole golf course, and a sports pavilion.
  • The on-campus Bertrand library gives access to around 665,000 books. It also gives access to hundreds of online articles.
  • About 98% of the campus has access to the university's high-speed wi-fi and wireless network.
  • The University and its alumni have 29 clubs throughout the world.

Bucknell University Residence

  • More than 90% of the current undergraduate students live in 9 residential colleges and 12 small themed apartments built across the campus.
  • The residential colleges are reserved for the first-year students only, while the themed apartments are open for all the students.
  • Most of the residential halls are doubles and are fully furnished. Some of them also contain amenities like air-conditioners, TV, elevators, microwaves, and laundry facilities.
  • Senior students have the facility of selecting their own roommates.
  • The university campus provides 8 different dining locations, including cafes, take-out windows, food truck and dining halls.
  • For a more independent stay, students can opt for off-campus housing options in the USA with similar amenities that too at more affordable rates.

Bucknell University Programs

  • The University provides courses in 60 majors and 70 minors.
  • The degrees offered include Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Management, BS-MS Dual degree in engineering, among others.
  • The UG Engineering programs of the university have received very high rankings. The most highly ranked majors include B.S in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, ECE, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • The most enrolled majors include Accounting and Finance, Economics, Biology, Psychology, and Geography, among others.
  • The unique Writing Across the Curriculum program trains students from each and every department of the university in various writing skills.

Bucknell University Application Process

Students looking forward to gaining admission into Bucknell University must note down the following important points:

  • Application Portal: Common App and Coalition app (both links are available on the university website)
  • Application Fee: USD 40
  • Student Class profile:
    • Total number of Applicants: 9,845; Number of Students Selected: 3,370; Number of Students Enrolled: 964
    • Total Number of International Students: 250 (approximately)
  • High school/college GPA required: Undergraduate: No Specifications, Graduate: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Documents and standardized tests required:
    • SAT scores or equivalent ACT scores (mandatory for UG courses)
    • GRE scores or GMAT scores as per the program requirement
    • A statement of finances
    • High school transcripts / graduation transcripts / mid-year reports.
    • 1 LOR from a school counselor/head of the school.
    • Passport
    • Additionally, students from non-English speaking countries need to prove proficiency in English by providing one of the following test scores:
Test NameUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL iBT100100
TOEFL pen paper600600
IELTS77
  • Graduation rate: 83% student retention rate: 92%
  • Application Deadline: January 15

Bucknell University Cost of Attendance 

On average, students enrolled at Bucknell University need to incur the following expenses every academic year.

Type of ExpenseCost for one year in USD
Tuition Fees59,990
Housing Cost8,955
Meal Charges5,730
Activity Fee325
Books and Supplies900
Health Insurance2,250
Other Fees and expenses1,750
Total Cost of one year79,900

Bucknell University International Scholarships

  • The international students need to fill the ISFAA application to apply for various types of financial aid.
  • Bucknell University provides both need-based and a few merit based scholarship to the international students, some of which are as follows:
Scholarship NameCategoryEligibilityBenefits in USD
Arts Merit ScholarshipMerit-BasedPursuing selected Arts majors 2,500 to 20,000
Bucknell Women in Science and Engineering ScholarshipMerit BasedWomen pursuing major in science and engineering20,000

Bucknell University Alumni

  • Bucknell has around 54,000 alumni all around the world.
  • The Bucknell university alumni get the following benefits:
    • They get access to the Bucknell alumni App.
    • They get exclusive discounts on Hersheypark Tickets, Bookstores, prestigious Princeton Club membership,
    • They also get access to library resources and special events of the university.
  • Some of the notable alumni of the university are Philip Milton Roth,Leslie Roy Moonves, Kenneth Gerard Langone Sr., Robert Ernest Andrews, among others.

Bucknell University Placements

  • According to the university factsheet, 96% of the alumni get employed within 9 months of graduation.
  • According to university statistics, the mean starting salary of Bucknell alumni is USD 59,628.
  • The university conducts on-campus employer expo, Engineering career and network events, and participates in many career fairs to provide good employment opportunities to its students.
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Bucknell University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3829
FAFSA Code003238
Application Cost$40
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$60,738 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

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Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-100- -
IELTS-7- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score133512501420 66%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660620700-
Mathematics675630720-
ACTCheck Detailed Score302831 53%
English312833-
Mathematics292631-

Bucknell University Acceptance Rate

31.1%

Acceptance Rate

10253

Total Applicants

3829

Total Enrolled

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Female

48.9%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program31.1%
Total Applicants12033
Total Enrolled3740
Graduate
Graduate Programs31.0%
Total Applicants287
Total Enrolled89

Bucknell University Enrollment

Enrollment
Bucknell University Enrollment3829
Undergraduate Enrollment3740
Graduate Enrollment89
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate89.5%

Attendance Cost

$60,738

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$60,738 / Year
Post Graduate Program$55,788 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$900 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,150 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,089 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,150 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,089 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,084 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,089 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
4891466622539
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    Lewisburg, PA 17837
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    Samek Art Museum, Downtown Gallery0.99 Km
    Comics Metropolis LLC1.02 Km
    Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University1.02 Km
    Mondragon Books1.2 Km
    Crossroads Gift & Bookstore5.72 Km

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    CVS Pharmacy1.1 Km
    GIANT Pharmacy1.11 Km
    Lewisburg Pharmacy1.28 Km
    Timothy D. Connolly, RPH2.31 Km
    Weis Markets Pharmacy2.33 Km
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    Gary W. Burgard, R2.75 Km
    Homecare Pharmacy2.76 Km
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    Custom Care Pharmacy Services7.55 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Penn House Commons1.12 Km
    Plaza 152.96 Km
    Southgate Plaza5.39 Km

    Airport

    Helipad Hospital2.82 Km
    Fox Hollow Airport - 3PA64.45 Km
    Snyders Airport5.34 Km

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