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Bucknell University Students are

  • Innovative
  • Forward-Thinking
  • Experimental
  • Curious
  • Experiential
  • Investigative
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Supportive

About Bucknell University

Let’s get started.
Don’t wait until your senior year of college to conduct research in high-tech labs, take a starring role onstage or start your own business. At Bucknell, these kinds of high-level experiences begin the moment you arrive. In fact, we expect first-year students, even those who haven’t yet selected a major, to immerse themselves in a range of subjects they want to explore. Whether that’s animal behavior or accounting, French or finance, music or mechanical engineering, you’ll find opportunities that other schools reserve for upperclassmen exclusively. Those experiences explain why 92% of our first-year students come back for their second year—far above the U.S. average of 73.5%.

Who We Are
Bucknell is a small, private liberal arts University with three colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering and Freeman College of Management. But those three colleges don’t exist on islands. They’re uniquely intertwined, allowing you to follow your passions and uncover new interests without ever feeling boxed in.

Where We Are
As college towns go, it’s hard to imagine a better one than Lewisburg, Pa. Like Bucknell itself, it’s neither too big nor too small. So you won’t get stuck in traffic, but you won’t run out of things to do, either. Lewisburg’s safe, walkable downtown is just a few blocks from campus and features charming cafés, trendy boutiques and our three-story campus bookstore.

What We’re Looking For
There’s no stereotypical Bucknell student. But we can say that successful applicants excel in challenging classes, pursue their passions through extracurricular activities and are engaged in the world around them.

Total Student Population Approximately 3,697

Diversity at Bucknell University

  • 19% Students of color
  • 7% International students at undergraduate level

Top College of Arts & Sciences Majors at Bucknell University

Bucknell students are curious investigators who seek out transformational experiences in a collaborative environment. We partner with Verto education because of the supportive environment students experience through their respective program while also allowing them to question the world around them.

Programs & Organizations

  • 27 Sports Teams
  • Nine themed living-learning communities