Bucknell University

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, is a highly selective liberal arts university of 3,700 students from more than 40 states and 50 countries. 

Bucknell offers more than 63 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, sciences and social sciences. Average class size is 20; student-faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Students live on campus and enjoy Division I sports, outdoor recreation, community service and visiting world-class musicians, actors, scientists, writers and more. Bucknell welcomes students of all backgrounds and the International Student Services Office provides and connects students with all of the support they will need.


Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 
  • Campus setting: Suburban, Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts; Specialist Institution


Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 34%
  • Average ACT score: 29-33
  • Average SAT score: 1300-1450 
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.bucknell.edu/Majors


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $79,450


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football/Soccer; Women's Football/Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo; Men's Wrestling

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