From the School

Established in 1846, Bucknell is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.
93% of first-year students return as sophomores
89% of our students graduate within four years a rate well above the national average
All of our classes are taught by faculty
Our student-faculty ratio is 9:1

Overall

From The School

Bucknell is looking for you to have high academic achievement and leadership or creative skills, a sense of commitment to your community and a desire to achieve broad learning throughout your life. Grades, test scores and recommendations are extremely important, but we also look for students who are daring, who show us they'll cultivate their interests outside the classroom and contribute to the world in thoughtful, bold and compassionate ways.

We hope you'll be able to visit campus to determine whether Bucknell is a good fit. View visit options at bucknell.edu/visit. Get in touch with us at admissions@bucknell.edu if you have any questions.

To apply for admission, fill out and submit the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Early Decision students should also complete an Early Decision Form.

Deadlines
For students seeking to begin college in the fall, Regular Decision applications should be filed before January 15 for notification by April 1.
SAT and/or ACT results must be submitted before March 1.
Early Decision candidates may apply for Early Decision I consideration by November 15 or Early Decision II consideration by January 15.
Transfer student information is available on our website at bucknell.edu/admissions/transfer-admissions.html. Applications for transfer students should be submitted by March 15 for studies beginning the following fall and by November 1 for the spring semester.

To request application information by mail, please call 570-577-3000.

For detailed information about admissions at Bucknell, go to bucknell.edu/admissions.

Overview

Applicants
7,864
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
590 - 680
SAT Math
620 - 720
ACT Composite
28 - 32

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Your Bucknell professors will inspire you with their passion for the material and their depth of knowledge. Our student-faculty ration is 9:1, which means you will find that they take the time to get to know you personally and provide help and advice and not just in class. These accomplished scholars will involve you in their research and creative projects. All you need to do is seek the opportunity.

In addition to our faculty, you will be able to experience hearing from visiting scholars and speakers regularly. Recent visitors include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove; founder of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Dr. David Scadden; and author Neil Gaiman.

Distinctive programs that complement the curriculum include, but are not limited to:
Residential Colleges bucknell.edu/ResColleges Theme-living and learning environments that combine classroom learning with the residential experience
Themes: Arts, Discovery, Environmental, Global, Humanities, Languages and Cultures, Social Justice, Society and Technology
Participating first-year students take a class together and join in programs and social activities that complement their classroom learning

Bucknell University Center for Sustainability and the Environment bucknell.edu/EnvironmentalCenter
Faculty, staff, and students collaborate on environmental and nature-related learning, teaching, scholarship and service
Initiatives: Place Studies, Sustainable Design, Marcellus Shale, Watershed Sciences and Engineering

Civic Engagement bucknell.edu/CivicEngagement
Educational experiences link academic course work with efforts to meet a community need
Opportunities include Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua, Katrina Recovery Trips, Alternative Spring Break trips, tutoring in local schools and international service

Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management bucknell.edu/ILTM
This two-summer program bridges the disciplines of engineering and management for select students in engineering, management and the liberal arts

Majors and Degrees Offered

You can choose from more than 50 majors and 65 minors at Bucknell. Students build robots, write and perform in their own plays and debate solutions to global issues. Engineers can make art, artists can analyze DNA and philosophers can make music. You will choose your own pathway, but what unites everyone is a shared enthusiasm for learning and a desire to achieve deeper levels of understanding about life and the world.

The College of Arts & Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in science, arts, music and education. Master’s degrees are available in select disciplines.

The School of Management, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), offers bachelor of science degrees in business administration with four majors: accounting and financial management; global management; managing for sustainability; and markets, innovation and design.

The College of Engineering offers a bachelor of science degree in eight majors, a five-year dual degree in engineering and management, a five-year dual degree in engineering and the liberal arts, and a five-year combined bachelor's and master's degree. As one of a select group of private colleges and universities admitted to the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network in 2011, Bucknell offers its engineers even more resources to build entrepreneurial spirit and become technical leaders.

For details about any academic program, see bucknell.edu/catalog.

Students Say

Armed with a great reputation, Bucknell is a small university that still manages to provide a “large amount of resources and opportunities.” Surrounded by a “beautiful” campus, undergrads happily become part of a “strong, spirited community.” Moreover, students here truly appreciate that the university “places a large emphasis on [both] undergraduate learning and preparation for graduate school.” Among the many great disciplines Bucknell offers, students are especially quick to highlight the “extremely strong language, international relations, and science departments, [along with the] engineering and management schools.” Undergrads also give their professors high marks, citing them as “extremely engaging,” “very knowledgeable,” and “deeply involved in their areas of study.” One pleased Bucknellian elaborates, “I am extremely lucky in that all of my professors are fantastic! In fact, my organic chemistry professor changed my outlook on organic chemistry as a whole. In high school, chemistry was my least favorite subject. Now, however, I look forward to that class every week!” Professors here are also lauded for being highly “accessible” and always “willing and excited to meet students outside of class.” Another contented student adds, “Professors devote themselves tirelessly to their students; they are available at a moment’s notice and genuinely enjoy interaction with their students both in and outside of the classroom. They seek to become lifelong friends and mentors.” Finally, as one student succinctly puts it, “Bucknell provides a student lifestyle that is welcoming, active, and challenging.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
419
with Terminal Degree
388

240
Men
179
Women
65
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
96%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jessica Jackley
Co-founder, current Board Member of KIVA.org

Jane Elfers
CEO and President, The Children's Place

Leslie Moonves
President and CEO., CBS Corporation

Philip Roth
Pulitzer Prize novelist

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the 2015-16 academic year, tuition and fees are set at:

Tuition and fees: $50,152
Room and Board: $12,216

Financial Aid

Bucknell's Office of Financial Aid is here to help you through advice and through financial aid if you qualify. We offer a range of financial aid options, including need-based grants and scholarships, limited academic and arts merit scholarships, loans and student employment. We consider each family's financial circumstances on an individual basis and if your circumstances remain relatively constant from year to year, you apply by the deadline, and you maintain satisfactory academic progress, we will award you need-based aid at about the same level each year.

About 50 percent of students receive financial aid from Bucknell, and 62 percent receive financial aid of some form.
The average financial aid award for first-year students with financial need in the fall of 2013 was about $30,000, including scholarships, loans, and work-study.
The average loan total upon graduation is about $22,500.
With its unique combination of professional programs and the liberal arts, Bucknell offers an education that provides lifelong personal and career benefits. Consider it an investment worth making.

Important Note: If you are applying for Bucknell University financial aid, you must submit your CSS PROFILE by November 15 for Early Decision I and January 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications. To apply for federal financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
94
Application Deadlines
Jan 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Bucknell University provides students with a fine educational experience. The yearly tuition does reflect that monetarily, at more than $48,200 a year. With room, board, and books adding another $12,500, students are making a large but wise investment in their future. The school does provide a variety of options to offset the cost of attending here, with 92 percent of needy freshmen receiving need-based scholarships or grants. Fifty-four percent of students borrow to pay for school, and around 61 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Upon graduating, for those who take out loans, the average total loan debt is $22,500. “The school has been generous and fair in financial assistance, and easy to work with,” relates a satisfied undergraduate.

Bang For Your Buck

Bucknell pride extends into the community, and students become involved socially in many area projects and activities. One student relates, “Bucknell just felt like home. It is big enough where alumni and community connections are a huge benefit, but the campus is small enough that I’m not just a number. Professors take time to know me, and being included in class discussions is not a challenge.” Another resident “wanted a small school where I could form close relationships with faculty and have the opportunity to do undergraduate research. So far it has exceeded my expectations, and the faculty and administration have made sure opportunities are within my reach.” As another student notes appreciatively, “I also received a scholarship that allowed me to have an internship on campus, giving me work experience on top of my education.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,700

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,000

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,500

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,500

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
55%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,700

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$49,878
Required Fees
$274
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

As the cultural hub of the region, Bucknell's social environment will inspire you and expand your learning. You'll join with active students whose voices are valued in student government and in shaping the University community. Take advantage of speaker series, arts performances and scholarly lectures on campus. Become a member or leader of a student-run organization. From participating in the arts, honor societies, cultural, political or religious organizations, to exploring the outdoors, you'll find your niche. You can compete in and support Division I athletics as well as intramural and club sports and be active in our state-of-the-art fitness center. About half of sophomores, juniors and seniors participate in fraternity and sorority life and students frequently volunteer in the local community or on one of our many national and international service trip opportunities.

Students Say

At first glance, the typical Bucknell undergrad could be described as “uppermiddle-class and white.” Further, “preppy” is certainly the look that permeates this campus; as one student sharply notes, “I have never seen so many Sperry’s in my life!” However, though some do acknowledge that “there is a lack of diversity,” they quickly follow up this assertion by stating, “Everyone is very open-minded and accepting of people with different backgrounds.” More importantly, if you push past the exterior, you’ll discover a student body that’s “smart and eager to learn” as well as “outgoing and friendly to anyone they come in contact with.” And perhaps best of all, “The typical student also loves Bucknell and could never see themselves anywhere else.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,565
Out of State
77%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

3.75%
Asian
3.33%
African-American
5.57%
Hispanic
83.27%
Caucasian
6.07%
International

52% female
48% male
77% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

With its green spaces, red brick buildings and striking vistas, Bucknell's 450-acre campus is a quintessential college environment in the heart of scenic central Pennsylvania. The shops of historic downtown Lewisburg including the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University and the historic Campus Theatre lie within walking distance of campus. The University is located within three to four hours by car of New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. For more information about Bucknell's location, see bucknell.edu/visit.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Bucknell's 450-acre tree-lined campus contains state-of-the-art facilities for performing arts, poetry, science, engineering, athletics and more, all accessible to undergraduates.

Bertrand Library holds nearly 860,000 volumes, providing you access to books, maps, journals (both electronic and print) and nearly 300 databases and offers a video editing lab, thousands of audiovisual materials and multimedia equipment. Computer labs are available across campus, and there are more than 900 wireless access points spread out across campus to ensure almost complete wireless coverage no matter where you go. There are more than 900 classroom and lab computers on campus and all student residences are connected to the residential network, which features a high-speed data connection and digital television programming for each student. Science and engineering programs offer sophisticated instrumentation available for student use, including a structural testing lab, an atomic force microscope and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Bucknell is a residential university, so most students live on campus, but learning, service, research and recreation extend off campus. You will have the opportunity to volunteer as close as the local nursing home, community center and sustainable farm and as far away as New Orleans and Uganda. Every year, students also travel off campus to conduct research with faculty mentors. Destinations have included Alaska, Suriname, Australia and the Sudan.

More than 45 percent of students spend a summer, semester, or year abroad through one of the university's own "in" programs or 160 other approved programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe and South America.

At Bucknell, you'll take advantage of career services such as advising, networking, mock interviews, internship support and employer fairs. You can explore your career options and network with alumni through summer internships with corporations, government organizations and non-profits locally, nationally and internationally. An externship program provides job-shadowing opportunities for sophomores. And all that work will pay off. The career placement rate for recent Bucknell graduates is consistently high: 97% of the Class of 2013 was employed, in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school, volunteering or engaged in another activity within nine months of graduation.

Student Organizations & Activities

Bucknell's 450-acre tree-lined campus contains state-of-the-art facilities for performing arts, poetry, science, engineering, athletics and more, all accessible to undergraduates.

Bertrand Library holds nearly 860,000 volumes, providing you access to books, maps, journals (both electronic and print) and nearly 300 databases and offers a video editing lab, thousands of audiovisual materials and multimedia equipment. Computer labs are available across campus, and there are more than 900 wireless access points spread out across campus to ensure almost complete wireless coverage no matter where you go. There are more than 900 classroom and lab computers on campus and all student residences are connected to the residential network, which features a high-speed data connection and digital television programming for each student. Science and engineering programs offer sophisticated instrumentation available for student use, including a structural testing lab, an atomic force microscope and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

Students Say

Undergrads at Bucknell seem to unanimously agree that most everyone here adopts a “work hard, play hard” mentality. Indeed, “During the week, students are very focused on their work.” However, once the weekend rolls around, “everyone lets loose.” Of course, no matter the day of the week, the university is always buzzing with activity. The campus “hosts a lot of events such as BU After Dark and the Spring/Fall Semester Concert.” In addition, “the school does a wonderful job of bringing in a lot of diverse and interesting speakers.” One pleased undergrad interjects sharing, “There are lots of concerts either for free or for minimal price. The music is [of] all sorts. It can be either Tchaikovsky or Wiz Khalifa. There is a Craft Center that provides all kinds of art supplies. I go there almost every Friday and either play with clay, do something on potter ’s wheel, or do a stained glass.” Sporting events (intramurals and varsity alike) are also quite popular. As another student reveals, “We have a lot of pride for our teams and love to go to the home games on the weekends.” Greek life tends to “dominate the social scene here,” and the vast majority of students can be found “partying at the frats” during the weekend. However, for those wary of the Greek lifestyle, rest assured, you’ll still enjoy your time at Bucknell. As an undergrad confidently states, “If you don’t want to go Greek, no worries. My roommate is not in a sorority, and she loves Bucknell just as much as I do!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
84
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
150
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
12

41% join a fraternity
47% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

87% participate in intramural sports
22% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bison)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Bison)
15 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Part-time advisor for gay, lesbian and transgendered students. Also a student organization. See: https://getinvolved.bucknell.edu/organization/LGBT

Minority Support Groups: Administrative office specifically for multicultural/minority affairs. Multicultural center. See: http://www.bucknell.edu/x5941.xml

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment engages students, faculty, and staff in promoting sustainability awareness and demonstrating best practices in social and environmental sustainability. The Center supports student and faculty research on a broad range of sustainability related topics; ; provides guidance and leadership to sustainability courses and projects; and supports outreach activities at the local, regional, state, and national levels. An annual sustainability symposium engages the university community in new sustainability themes and discussions each year. The campus Master Plan embraces sustainable principles, including creating a more pedestrian-friendly campus, reconnecting campus to the Susquehanna River, and restoring the campus stream, Miller Run. An intensive summer program called “Bucknell on the Susquehanna” gets students out into the environment to learn about the regional watershed. Bucknell has also adopted alternative and renewable energy sources beginning with its transition in 1998 from a conventional coal-burning power plant to a co-generation power plant fueled by cleaner-burning natural gas, resulting in a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions. Students get their hands dirty with some clean and green infrastructure, as three green roofs, four photovoltaic arrays, and a wind turbine are used in educational programming. The Career Development Office provides guidance on green jobs and connects students to alumni in environmental career fields. The Bucknell Environmental Club heads a wide variety of student-centered sustainability activities, and a the Bucknell Green Fund turns student proposals into completed projects with both economic and environmental benefits.

Green Rating
98
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
37%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
43

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Phone
570-577-3000

Email
admissions@bucknell.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Outdoor Primate Facilities
Uptown Night Club
Stadler Poetry Center
Library with Technology and Media Commons
Bertrand Library, Seventh Street Cafe, Elaine Langone Center (student center), Bucknell Observatory, Environmental Center, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell West (new academic building)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Variety of Restaurants in historic Lewisburg
R.B. Winter State Park
Historic Campus Movie Theater- Downtown
2 malls within 30 min. drive
Skiing in the Poconos
Packwood House Museum, Slifer House Museum, Rail Trail (biking, walking), over 20 covered bridges in the area

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; 1/2 Sat. Sept.-June
8:30am-4:30pm; Sat. 8:30am-noon
570-577-3000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00pm; Sat 10:00, 11:00 am;
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year round, scheduled by phone only, 570-577-3000

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@bucknell.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Available only to those considering Early Decision in the fall, or accepted seniors in the spring.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By Plane Scheduled airline service is available at the Harrisburg International and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airports, while Allegheny Commuter (USAir) serves the Lycoming County Airport near Williamsport. By Bus The Susquehanna Trailways bus lines serves the area. The bus stop is about three blocks from campus. Susquehanna Trailways: 1-800-692-6314 Local Bus Ticket Vendor (Market Street Deli): 570-524-7776 Limousine Service Susquehanna Valley Limousine Service: 1-800-685-5567 Car Rental The following automobile rentals are available at the Harrisburg International Airport: Avis: 1-800-831-2847 Enterprise: 1-800-736-8222 Hertz: 1-800-654-3131 National: 1-800-227-7368 Thrifty: 1-800-847-4389 The following automobile rentals are available at the Lycoming County Airport: Avis: 1-800-831-2847 Hertz: 1-800-654-3131

Driving Instructions to Campus
Allentown (2 hours) PA Turnpike Northeast Extension Route 80 West to Exit 210A Route 15 South At 11th traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Baltimore (approx. 3 hours) 83 North Route 81 South Route 322 West Route 11and15 North When Routes 11 and 15 split, stay on Route 15 (Tedd's Landing is on your right; KMart on your left) Approx. 7 miles after Selinsgrove / Shamokin Dam, you'll come to a stoplight. Bucknell is on your right. (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on right.) Harrisburg (1:15 hours) Route 83 North Route 81 South Route 322 West Routes 11and15 North When Routes 11 and 15 split, stay on Route 15 (Tedd's Landing is on your right; KMart on your left) Approx. 7 miles after Selinsgrove / Shamokin Dam, you'll come to a stop light. Bucknell is on your right. (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on right.) New York City (3.5 hours) Route 80 West to Exit 210A Route 15 South At 11th traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Philadelphia (3.5 hours) PA Turnpike Northeast Extension Route 80 West to Exit 210A Route 15 South At 11th traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Alternate Route: PA Turnpike West to Harrisburg Route 283 North Route 83 North Route 81 South Route 322 West Routes 11and15 North When Routes 11 and 15 split, stay on Route 15 (Tedd's Landing is on your right; KMart on your left) Approx. 7 miles after Selinsgrove / Shamokin Dam, you'll come to a stop light. Bucknell is on your right. (Look for Bucknell Athletic Stadium on right.) Pittsburgh (4 hours) Route 22 East 220 North (I99) Interstate 80 East to Exit 210A Route 15 South At the 11th traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Alternate Route: Route 22 East Route 453 North for 1 mile Route 45 East Route 15 South At the next traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Reading (2 hours) Route 422 West Route 61 North Route 54 West Route 642 West Route 45 West Cross Bridge into Lewisburg Turn left on 7th Street. (This leads directly to campus.) State College (1 hour) Route 26 North Route 322 East Route 45 East Route 15 South At the next traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.) Washington D.C. (3.5 hours) Route 495 Route 270 to Frederick, MD Route 15 North When Routes 11 and 15 split, stay on Route 15 (Tedd's Landing is on your right; KMart on your left) Approx. 7 miles after Selinsgrove / Shamokin Dam, you'll come to a stop light. Bucknell is on your rightl ( Look for Bucknell Athletic Stadium on right.) Alternate Route: Route 95 North Route 695 West (Inner Loop of Baltimore) Route 83 North Route 81 South Route 322 West Route 11and15 North When Routes 11 and 15 split, stay on Route 15 (Tedd's Landing is on your right; KMart on your left) Approx. 7 miles after Selinsgrove / Shamokin Dam, you'll come to a stoplight. Bucknell is on your rightl (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on right.) Wilkes-Barre / Scranton (1:40 / 2:00 hours) Route 81 South Route 80 West to Exit 210A Route 15 South At 11th traffic light, turn left (Look for the Bucknell Athletic Stadium on the left.)

Local Accommodations
A few blocks from Bucknell in the restored downtown area is an antique-filled bed-and-breakfast, the Pineapple Inn (439 Market St.; 570-524-6200). Built in the 1850s, it has an inexpensive to moderate rate that includes a full breakfast and tea in the afternoon. Another bed and breakfast located just a few blocks from campus is The Tawsty Flower (106 S. 4th St., 522-6600)and a third just a little farther on Market Street is the Copper Beech Manor. (17 Market St., 570-524-1460) Many inexpensive and moderate motels and hotels are located in and around Lewisburg, particularly along U.S. Rte. 15. These include: Days Inn (570-523-1171), only 1 mile away; Best Western Country Cupboard Inn (570-524-5500),Country Inn and Suites (570-524-6600) and Hampton Inn (522-8500), about 2 miles from the university; Comfort Inn (570-568-8000), and Holiday Inn Express (570- 568-1100), 8 miles away in New Columbia at the junction of Rtes. 15 and 80; and Hampton Inn (570-743-2223), 10 miles south of campus on Rte. 15 in Shamokin Dam.
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Key Stats

7,864
Applicants
3,565
Size
31%
Acceptance Rate
1300
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists