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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Bucknell is a highly rated private university located in East Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,585 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bucknell acceptance rate is 31%. Popular majors include Economics, Psychology, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 90% of students, Bucknell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,700.
About Bucknell University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Bucknell University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1250-1420
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,817/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,658/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,651/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,139/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,213/ year
  • $110k+
    $52,210/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,585Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
26
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Friendly
    21%
  • Wealthy
    21%
  • Stuck up
    18%
  • Balanced
    15%
  • Extroverted
    9%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Sheltered
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.66 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    43%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Prestigious
    14%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Bad
    5%
  • Small
    5%
  • Homogeneous
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$70,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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Bucknell University Reviews

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Great courses and the professors are amazing! I am a history major and as sophomore I was able to do research. There are so many enriching opportunities that Bucknell has to offer. However, the campus can be a bit isolating at times. Transportation is very poor in the area and there is virtually nothing to do off campus. Nonetheless, the school offers affordable trips to different cities and cool activities. Overall my experience at Bucknell has been good!
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The campus is beautiful and I have been graced with wonderful professors and enlightening classes. However, that is about as much I can say about Bucknell with a positive tone as a Black person on the campus. The diversity is virtually nonexistent, with about 120 Black students on a campus with 3600 students. This disproportionality is exacerbated when the people that hold the majority in the school refuse to work with you in class, keep you from engaging in social events, and overall make Bucknell an unwelcoming and depressing environment. Bucknell can't be the worst, but it surely has a large amount of work to do if they want to continue to bring diverse students to campus, because they are not ensuring the health and happiness of the diverse students they currently possess.
Bucknell University is a small, rural, liberal arts college of almost 4,000 students. It’s three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Education wise Bucknell is a great school with amazing and for the most part thoughtful professors. They know what they're teaching and have a noticeable passion for their work. The school itself is beautiful. However, the school is on a hill so it is troublesome for students in wheelchairs and crutches. Food is boring, tasteless, and bad quality of vegetables and fruits. The meal plans are expensive for this below average food. The campus atmosphere, the students are all clones of one another. In this prestigious, predominantly white school there are a lot of cliques based on financial status and greek life. There is alcoholism, drug abuse, and an above average rate of sexual assault and harassment at Bucknell. Location wise, students feel trapped in this "Bucknell bubble" since there is nowhere to go in the small area.