Overview

Applicants
10,043
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.28

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 530
SAT Math
440 - 540
ACT Composite
17 - 22

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
516
with Terminal Degree
370

278
Men
238
Women
51
Minority
14
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mark Schweiker, 1975
44th Governor of Pennsylvania

Charles J. Daly, 1952
Former Head Coach NBA Detroit Pistons & New Jersey Nets.

Rebecca S. Campbell, 1983
President and General Manager WABC-TV, N.Y., N.Y.

Jahri Evans, 2007
Offensive Guard, New Orleans Saints

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,342

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,835

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,158

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,661

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,820
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,050
Required Fees
$2,094
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,014
Transportation for Commuters
$1,790

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

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

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,319
Out of State
10%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

1.09%
Asian
8.17%
African-American
5.14%
Hispanic
81.96%
Caucasian
1.28%
Unknown
1.17%
International

57% female
43% male
10% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
201
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Huskies)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Huskies)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Bucknell University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wilkes University

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

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

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

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

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
http://www.bloomu.edu/technology/purchasing

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
104 Student Services Center
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Phone
570-389-4316

Email
buadmiss@bloomu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kehr Student Union
Dining Hall/Food Court
Climbing Wall
Recreation Center
Redman Stadium
Two Starbucks Locations, Subway Restaurant

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Bloomsburg Fair
Knoebels Grove Amusement Park
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Ricketts Glen State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8 - 4:30
570-389-4316

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
http://www.bloomu.edu/admissions-visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Overnight dorm stays are not available.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which is located about 45 minutes from campus. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located within walking distance of the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The University is within a one-hour drive from such cities as Hazelton, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton; 1.5 hours from Harrisburg; 2 hours from the Lehigh Valley, 2.5 hours from Philadelphia; 3 hours from New York City and Baltimore; and four hours from Pittsburgh. If you are coming from: East of Bloomsburg: Use I-80 west to Exit 236A south. West of Bloomsburg: Use I-80 east to Exit 236 south. South of Bloomsburg: From Central Pennsylvania, take Routes 11 and 15 north to the Town of Bloomsburg. Heading north on Main Street, you'll see Carver Hall directly ahead, and you'll arrive on the western end of the campus. From southeast Pennsylvania, take Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) to I-80 west (Pocono Exit) to Exit 236A south. North of Bloomsburg: From the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, take I-81 south to I-80 west to Exit 236A south. From the Williamsport area, take I-180 south to I-80 to Exit 236. From Exit 236 on I-80, take Route 487 south and follow signs to campus, approximately one mile. You'll arrive on the eastern end of campus. The first sign on the left will be at Buckingham Maintenance Center; the second sign on the left will lead p a steep entry and onto campus facing Centennial Hall.
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Key Stats

10,043
Applicants
9,319
Size
88%
Acceptance Rate
980
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists