Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus
Bucknell University campus

From the School

  • 9:1 student-faculty ratio
  • All classes are taught by faculty
  • 92% of first-year students return as sophomores
  • 84% of our students graduate within four years — well above the national average

Established in 1846, Bucknell University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational, residential and undergraduate, with a small graduate program. Bucknell offers more than 50 majors and 65 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, sciences and social sciences.


From The School

Bucknell is looking for students with high academic achievement and leadership or creative skills, a sense of commitment to community and a desire to achieve broad learning throughout 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 inside and outside the classroom and contribute to the world in thoughtful, bold and compassionate ways.

Apply for admission through the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Early Decision students should also complete an Early Decision Form.


  • Regular Decision applications should be filed by 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 at bucknell.edu/transfer. Applications for transfer students should be submitted by November 1 for spring enrollment and March 15 for fall enrollment.

For detailed information about admissions at Bucknell and to sign up for our mailing list, go to bucknell.edu/admissions.

We invite you to visit Bucknell’s beautiful campus to learn more about our academic and co-curricular opportunities, meet faculty and students and see for yourself how Bucknell can help you reach your goals.

View visit options at bucknell.edu/visit

Take a virtual tour at bucknell.edu/virtualtour

Get in touch with us at admissions@bucknell.edu


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 690
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

January 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Bucknell’s faculty includes about 350 full-time, tenure-line members. Our 9:1 student-faculty ratio means you will get to know your professors personally and they will provide help and advice – and not just in class. There are many opportunities to become involved in scholarly research and creative projects.

At Bucknell, your professors will challenge you to think critically, develop your ideas thoughtfully and apply what you learn. These skills will enrich your life and career whether you’re working in business, education, research, medicine, law, the arts, service — or whichever path defines success for you.

Learn more at bucknell.edu/facultystories

  • Global & Off-campus Education — Gain global perspective as you take part in semester or summer off-campus experiences in University-approved programs around the world, plus our own "Bucknell in" off-campus study programs in France, Ghana and Spain, as well as Athens, London and Washington, D.C.
  • Undergraduate research — Work side-by-side with faculty on intensive research projects during the semester or over the summer.
  • Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center — Pursue clinical care, research and education in partnership with Geisinger Health System.
  • Griot Institute for Africana Studies — Focus on intellectual and creative interdisciplinary investigation of the cultures, histories, narratives, peoples, geographies and arts of Africa and the African diaspora.
  • Bucknell Institute for Public Policy — Investigate issues such as aging, labor, migration, health care, education, political polling and taxation.
  • Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management — Participate in an intensive summer program that focuses on globalization, ethics, communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership.
  • Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment — Get involved in environmental and nature-related research or service.
  • Bucknell Public Interest Program — Secure a stipend to cover your living expenses while you intern at a nonprofit organization.
  • Residential Colleges – Theme-based living and learning program. Participating first-year students take a class together and join in programs and social activities that complement classroom learning. bucknell.edu/ResColleges
  • Civic Engagement — You will have the opportunity to participate in academically-based service-learning and co-curricular community service locally, nationally and internationally.

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 path, 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 arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Master’s degrees are available in select disciplines.

The College 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 & financial management; global management; managing for sustainability; and markets, innovation & 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.

For details about academic programs, see bucknell.edu/majors .

*The School of Management will become the College of Management in July, 2017.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods
  • Music Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera

Students Say

Students choose Bucknell University, a private liberal arts school in central Pennsylvania, for its rep for "providing an excellent education, a small classroom setting with involved professors, and a close-knit community." The school packages a "great education and engineering school on a beautiful campus," where "the school spirit keeps students motivated to attend classes and try their hardest." Bucknell's academics provide "a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education" with a "strong focus on its undergraduates," who number over 3,500. The professors are "passionate about their area of study" and "truly care about us and encourage interaction outside of the classroom." They're "interesting, knowledgeable, and accessible." "The professors are at Bucknell because they want to work with students. It definitely shows in the classroom and during office hours." "There isn't one class where the professor doesn't know everyone's names within the first few weeks." Bucknell's culture fosters a "desire to develop its students as well-rounded, capable, intelligent and interesting individuals" who "are competent in both theory and practical application of coursework." The university's "well-respected engineering college" stands out among its academic offerings, as do Bucknell's small class sizes: "The ideal faculty to student ratio makes class time more meaningful and engaging. Our academics mean the perfect combination between challenging and fascinating." One student comments, "Unlike my friends at other universities, I honestly can't say that I have had a bad professor here." "The classes offered are extremely interesting and really instill a sense of passion and appreciation into what area you choose to study," and if you find an area of particular passion for you, "Bucknell offers many resources to its students that allow for success in whatever fields students would like to pursue." Indeed, Bucknell's undergrads are forward-looking, and many extol Bucknell's "unbelievable alumni network" and "retention rate," as well as its "research opportuni-

ties" and "high degree of job placement after school."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Jessica Jackley
Co-founder, KIVA.org, current consultant and investor with theCollaborative

Jane Elfers
CEO and President, The Children's Place

Leslie Moonves
President and CEO., CBS Corporation

Philip Roth
Pulitzer Prize novelist

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

"Bucknell University allows students, no matter what their academic or social preferences are, to find opportunities to really explore their interests. Students are encouraged to develop projects or clubs to enhance the campus community." Most are "impressed" with the career services and "networking opportunities" available, especially the alumni "dedication." Alumni are "valuable" assets to future Bucknellians and remain involved with the school and students long after graduation. Also, the career development center is "amazing" as are the study abroad programs, internships, and undergrad research opportunities. Bucknell "has a huge focus on service learning and community service which is phenomenal." Students receive guidance and opportunities through their professors and pre-professional advisors. According to the website PayScale.com, the average starting salary for graduates is $56,800 with a mid-career average at $101,000.


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the 2016-17 academic year, tuition and fees are set at:

Tuition and fees: $51,960
Room and Board: $12,656

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.

  • The average total need-based financial aid package for a student in the Class of 2020 is $34,500, including scholarships, loans, and work-study.
  • About 52 percent of students receive financial aid from Bucknell, and 62 percent receive financial aid of some form.
  • The average loan total upon graduation is about $22,600.
Bucknell offers an education that provides lifelong personal and career benefits, and is ranked #3 among best-value liberal arts colleges for mid-career salary by PayScale 2016.

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).


Application Deadlines
Jan 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile

Bottom Line

Bucknell University provides students with a fine educational experience. The yearly tuition does reflect that monetarily, at $51,676 a year. With room, board, and books adding another $12,656, 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 89 percent of needy freshmen receiving need-based scholarships or grants. Fifty-five percent of students borrow to pay for school, and around 52 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

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Bucknell’s undergraduate student body includes 3,600 students from most states and more than 45 countries. You’ll join with active students whose voices are valued in the classroom, lab and creative spaces, in student government and throughout 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 undergraduate research, 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 opportunities.

Learn more at bucknell.edu/studentstories

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



51% female
49% male
78% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

At Bucknell, "the way most students fit in is by joining Greek life." One student describes the student body as "very preppy, but all students are welcomed," and another as "a not very diverse but very open to diversity school!" "While most students may be geographically homogenous (tri-state area, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts)," one student believes that her school is distinctive "in that its people are extremely unique, and there is a lot of diversity of thought." Many students comment that the "white and wealthy" are prevalent at the university, and that the "campus looks like a country club."


From The School


With its green spaces and striking vistas, Bucknell’s 450-acre campus is a quintessential college environment in the heart of scenic central Pennsylvania. The restaurants and shops of 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’ driving distance of Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. For more information about Bucknell’s location, see bucknell.edu/visit.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Bucknell’s 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 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 to ensure almost complete wireless coverage no matter where you go.

Resources include a film/media production clinic, GIS lab, performing arts center, poetry center and more. 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.

Career Development — 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 2016 was employed, in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school, preparing for graduate school or volunteering within nine months of graduation.

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 Nicaragua. Every year, students travel off campus to conduct research with faculty mentors. Destinations have included Alaska, Australia and Suriname.

More than 45 percent of students spend a summer, semester or year studying off campus through one of the university’s own “in” programs or more than 400 other approved programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and North and South America.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

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

Students Say

If your ideal college experience includes "strong campus unity" with "opportunities for undergraduates, accessible professors, incredible athletic resources . . . engaging atmosphere," all on a "beautiful campus," Bucknell may deserve a close look. Students describe life at Bucknell as "a culture that fosters an eagerness to learn while simultaneously providing opportunities to engage and grow socially with an incredible student body." Students value both seriousness and fun, saying they "work hard play hard (and safe)," and that "everyone is very involved in various activities across campus. Students fit in well because everyone is part of many different groups." They feel "it's important to break out of your comfort zone, try new things, learn from your mistakes; you will be given opportunities of a lifetime at Bucknell, so take them." Bucknell's undergrads love "recreational sports of any kind" in the spaces between their ongoing "party, sleep, eat, study" cycle, and university-sponsored social highlights include "great events like cake decorating contests, canoe battleship, movie nights, and so many other fun events" on campus. "Bucknell has a reputation for being a party school, but there are plenty of students that do not party and live quite happily on this campus." "The school is good about getting artists and speakers here," so there's plenty to do besides drinking, but "house parties happen three to four times a week and the over twenty-one-year-olds go to the bars" as well. Overall, Bucknell is popular with its undergrads, who praise its "incredible opportunity, and incredible people."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

39% join a fraternity
46% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

46% participate in intramural sports
22% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bison)
14 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Bison)
15 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo

Student Services

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


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

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

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Admissions Office
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837



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

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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


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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