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Bucknell University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Bucknell University

Bucknell University

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Bucknell University Description:

Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University has the feel of a liberal arts college with the course offerings of a comprehensive university. The engineering program is worth a close look, and the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Admissions have grown increasingly selective in recent years. In athletics, the Bucknell University Bisons compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,618 (3,563 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,902
  • Books: $900
  • Room and Board: $11,258
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $61,060

Bucknell University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 54%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 50%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,936
    • Loans: $6,165

Scholarships for Bucknell (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, English, History, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Bucknell University Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/recent-strides-future-plans/mission-statement.html

"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 size and expansive programs. The University’s broader spectrum of disciplines and courses of study within a diverse and active residential campus community enhance the quality of all aspects of the undergraduate experience, both in and out of the classroom."

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