Bucknell University


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Bucknell University


  • 69% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$34,574 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Irish Authors Collection, Collection of Fine Press Editions, Information Commons, plus separate Music Library and the Willard Smith Library (English Dept.)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 778,159 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,733 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,228 microforms.
  • 28,378 Audio/Visual items.
  • 42,188 e-books.

Museums & Art

Samek Art Gallery, greenhouse, Weis Performing Arts Center, observatory, 63-acre nature site, herbarium, primate faclilty, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer, engineering structural test lab, poetry center, photography lab, conference center, writing center, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 568 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 195 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 43 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 10 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 88% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 57% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 30 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 73% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 97% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Chrysalis Ball, Candlelight Service, Homecoming, Spring Greek Weekend, Parents Weekend.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 135 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Theta Alpha Phi, Alpha Chi Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, Chi Epsilon, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Phi Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theat, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Delta Epsilon, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Tau Kappa Alpha
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christians in Action, Hillel, Catholic Campus Ministry, Rooke Chapel Congregation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Voices of Praise, Inter-Religious Council, Unitarian Universalists, Episcopalians, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers and Sisters Empowered, Chinese Cultural Association, Middle Eastern Organization, Japan Society, German Club, Cumbre, Greeks for the Advancement of Multi-Cultural Education, Hillel, Vietnamese Student Association, NSBE, SASA, SAAB, President’s Council, Burmese Cultural Organization, Students for Asian Awareness, French Club, Muslim Students Association, Russian Culture Society, I Council, Italian Club, French Club, Turkish Student Association, Russian Culture Society, Hibernia Society, Japan Society, Korean Cultural Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Activities and Campus Events, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Amnesty International, Animal Behavior Club, Art Collective, Association for Computing Machinery, Baseball Club, Best Buddies International, Beyond Unison, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Bison Abroad, Bison Chips, Bison Girls Dance Team, Bucknell Brigade, Bucknell Caucus for Economic Justice, Bucknell Engineers, Bucknell Rifle Association, Bucknell Multicultural Theatre Ensemble, Bucknell Student Government, Bucknell Student Lectureship, Bucknellians for Peace, C. A. L. V. I. N. & H. O. B. B. E. S. , Cap and Dagger, Chess Club, Circle K, Climbing Club, College Bowl, Colleges against Cancer, College Democrats, Concert Committee, Conservatives Club, Culture Couture, Cycling Team, Debate Team, EIDOS, Equestrian Team, Fire and Ice Literary Magazine, Geological Society, Habitat for Humanity, Hoodwink and Hooey Film Club, Hip-Hop Club, Ice Hockey, Interfraternity Council, Jelani, Juggling Club, Latino Dance Corner, L’Agenda (yearbook), Mathematical Association of America, Mirth Grinder, National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, One in Four, Outing Club, Panhellenic Council, Photography Club, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Med Society, PSEA/ Coeds for Kids, Psychology Club, Red Wheelbarrow, Residence Hall Association, Rotaract, Rugby (men’s and women’s), Students Environment Action Committee, Student Emergency Response Volunteers, Shotokan Karate Club, Silhouettes, SIRENS, Ski Racing Team, SLAM, Society of Physics Students, Society of Women Engineers, Student Alumni Association, The Riverwoods Company, Two Past Midnight, Ultimate Frisbee (men’s and women’s), V-Day, Volleyball (men’s and women’s), We Brake for Nobody, WVBU Radio, Young Life
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Bucknellian (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg, PA (70), Williamsport, PA (30)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Harrisburg, PA (60)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Lewisburg, PA (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 40% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 45% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,650
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 9 fraternity houses
  • 37% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 39% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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