Bucknell University, founded in 1846, is a private university. It combines the highly personal experience of a national liberal arts college with the wide choices offered by a comprehensive university. Liberal arts are combined with preprofessional programs in engineering, education, business and music. Students are exposed to the kind of team-based learning experiences that are of increasing importance in the world of work and are encouraged to pursue independent research and study under the close supervision of the faculty. Within a beautiful campus setting in a scenic region of central Pennsylvania, students are also encouraged to pursue global connections through programming (such as the International Focus Semester), technology (e.g., satellite reception of foreign language broadcasts) and an extensive program of study abroad. The university fosters leadership through the development of the students'' abilities to think broadly, cross global and ethnic boundaries and provide ethical solutions to the world''s problems. Its 393-acre campus is located in Lewisburg, 55 miles from Harrisburg. Buildings on campus and in town retain 19th century architectural styles.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,747
Undergraduates
1,799
Men - 48%
1,949
Women - 52%
39
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 11,707 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
642 average
580-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
637 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$84,756
Tuition and Fees
$64,772
Room and Board
$16,118
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$49,343
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,632
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
392
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
40%
20-29
36%
30-39
10%
40-49
0%
50-99
1%
Over 100
1%
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Lewisburg Population
5,687
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
Sororities
56% of women participate
Fraternities
42% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
4.7%
Black/African-American
4.3%
Hispanic/Latino
7.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
79.3%
Unknown
0.1%
International Students
4.6% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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