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.
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.