Bucknell University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


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.

Most Popular Majors

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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3759
Total Grad Students: 251
Undergraduate Students: 3508
Faculty: 369

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Dent Drive Lewisburg
Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837

Website: http://www.bucknell.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 570-577-2000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lauren Elizabeth Bricker
Assistant Diector of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Holly D. Gauger
Assistant Diector of Admissions, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Lana Bird
Assistant Director of Admissions - International , Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
John Hardt
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A 2.5 grade point average is required for admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In order to receive credit at Bucknell, each previous course is evaluated by the Registrar's Office, and if the courses the student has taken are less than C, then they are not given credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
A student may transfer to BU with no less than 15 semester hours and no more than 80 semester hours of college work. To earn a BU degree, a student must spend at least three semesters in residence at BU and complete at least 12 Bucknell courses.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT I or ACT scores (TOEFL for International Students) are required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Bucknell does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay or personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
Application fee of $60 (waived if you have previously applied to Bucknell).

Other Requirements:
Course descriptions from college or university (no course catalogues). Common Application - Professor Evaluation and College Official's Report. Bucknell Transfer Supplemental Application. Mid-Semester Grade Report. Transfer Credit Summary Sheet.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 590 670
Math 630 710
Writing 600 690

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 163

Transfers Accepted: 64

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 39%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 31%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 8%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 2000

Room and Board: 10374

Tuition and Fees: 43866

Total Cost: 57140

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
This site will acquaint you with the financial aid and financing options at Bucknell. If you have questions about any of the information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (570) 577-1331 or email us at finaid@bucknell.edu.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6269

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 56%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 49%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 38%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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