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Bucknell University

677 reviews
  1. Lewisburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
#47 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Bucknell University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Bucknell University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
SAT Range
1210-1400
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,127/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,794/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,248/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,666/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,983/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,384/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,538Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Balanced
    17%
  • Extroverted
    13%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Sheltered
    4%
  • Stuck up
    13%
  • Wealthy
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.53 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Ambitious
    5%
  • Bad
    5%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Preppy
    32%
  • Prestigious
    21%
  • Small
    11%

After Bucknell University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

677 reviews
  • Excellent
    147
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    233
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    21
I enjoy the classes at Bucknell because they are typically very small. On average, there was about 20 students in each of my classes. Small class sizes like this give students the opportunity not only to engage with each other, but also the professor. I hear of many stories where students at large universities never even get to talk to their professors just because of how big the classes are. Also, a small class size forces a student to pay attention and not goof around because the professor will notice you. You cannot text the whole class or watch your favorite show on Netflix. You professor expects you to be engaged in their lecture.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Bucknell maintains a strong connection with its alumni and provides the current students plenty of opportunities to network with these alumni and their affiliated businesses. Opportunities like these help ease the transition from graduating college to establishing a successful career.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I attend Bucknell University. I am a rising sophomore, and I am majoring in the field of physics. One of the most rewarding experiences I have encountered at Bucknell so far is the incredible professors. They truly want to see you succeed and will do anything to help you achieve your goals. When I started my first semester, my physics class was very difficult for me. I did not perform well on the first test and was extremely disappointed. I was unsure of what to do next. Do I drop the class? Do I change my major? Is this school too difficult for me? I did really well in high school, but is collegiate level material too much for me? This is where Professor Ligare stepped in and (not to be cheesy) actually changed my life and mentality. Professor Ligare was one of my instructors for my first semester physics class. He emailed me and said we should meet to discuss my test as well as future actions we can take to help me learn the material better. He told me about his weekly office hours and help sessions. I decided to attend those twice a week. In those sessions, Professor Ligare taught me how to think like a physicist and break down a problem into something that I could understand. My professor did not only teach me those skills, but he gave me confidence within myself that I could do it. After I failed my first test, I thought I was not fit to study physics. However, Professor Ligare showed me that wasn't the case. He gave me the tools to feel confident. He also treated me as an adult, and it was up to my digression to continue to come to office hours when I needed help. My learning was my responsibility. If I was struggling to learn a concept, Professor Ligare was always there to help. Yet, I had to be the one to initiate that help. I could not expect the answers to be handed to me. I had to work for them. My experience at Bucknell so far has not only successfully taught me physics, but how to be confident and responsible for my learning.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago