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Bucknell University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
A
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,656/ year
Poll
84%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.79 responses

Food

Campus Food
A-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,938/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 110 responses
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  • Bison
    31%
  • Flying Bison
    23%
  • Bostwick Caf
    22%
  • 7th Street Cafe
    15%
  • Commons Cafe
    5%
  • Terrace Room
    3%
  • International Community Home made Dishes
    1%
71%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.38 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 40 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    55%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    38%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
94%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.54 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 41 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    17%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    44%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    20%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    20%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 45 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    20%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    51%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    24%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Water Polo, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Water Polo, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Rowing, All Track Combined
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 70 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    0%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    27%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    66%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    7%
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What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Houseparty Weekend
    18%
  • First Night
    13%
  • BU After Dark
    13%
  • Chrysalis
    10%
  • Greek Welcome Day/Night
    10%
  • Color Games
    8%
  • Bid Day
    8%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 50 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    4%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    82%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    6%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    6%
  • Parties? What parties?
    2%
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What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 26 responses
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  • House Party
    62%
  • Nothing now... HP is gone :(
    19%
  • None
    12%
  • Sucks now that HPW was cancelled
    4%
  • Thank God HP is done with
    4%
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