Location
Lewisburg, PA
Undergrads
3,515
Tuition
$45,378
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 816 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I feel like there are a lot of hoops you have to get through to get financial aid, and I know many students who have had terrible experiences with the office of financial aid.

3 College Junior

Facilities: It mostly revolves around partying, there isn't much else.

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Many students come from privileged and sheltered backgrounds; their first priority certainly isn't school

2 College Junior

Nightlife: It's a small town so you don't have many options unfortunately.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I like my club sports program and I think it is really well run.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's not worth your time, unless you'd like to party all the time where that can be your only place to do it because of public safety.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I've heard it's a lot better compared to other schools but I still prefer doing my own cooking.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a quaint town but it get's boring very quickly.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They can be really strict about the stupidest things like dorm visitation, but ignore blatantly obnoxious frat parties.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There isn't much opportunity to live elsewhere so you just have to deal with it.

4 College Junior

Majors: Faculty are very understanding and willing to work with you.

4 College Junior

Majors: A typical internship is with a non profit organization with no pay. It builds experience and character.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Dining Services is always improving and expanding.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Bucknell has a plethora of housing options, and Housing Services is very willing to work with each student in order to insure his/her happiness.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Everyone who goes to Bucknell LOVES Bucknell. The student environment is always very positive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I loved living in downtown Lewisburg during my senior year at Bucknell.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: If you want to be social human being at Bucknell, and you are not a varsity athlete, you will probably have to join a Greek organization.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Bucknell really promotes a balance of academics and athletics for students wishing to participate in athletics at all levels.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I never had an issues with the strictness of Bucknell's policies.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Bucknell is one of the safest college campuses imaginable!

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Lewisburg is a very small town, so it comes with limited off-campus dining options. Students who have cars tend to explore nearby town eateries with friends though, which is always a great time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I didn't really deal much with the financial aid at Bucknell.

3 College Junior

Academics: An accounting/finance major is a lot of work, but the professors are very good and are willing to help. There are plenty of internships that the career development center can help you with.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are generally very good. Once in a while you'll come across a "joke" professor, but those are rare. The workload is easy for students in the college of arts and sciences, but more serious for students in the school of management or school of engineering. About 50% of students will study abroad before they graduate, usually during their junior year.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: The Career Development Center does a really great job of connecting students with internships, externships, job opportunities, etc. If offers many resources that every student should take advantage of, and maintains close relationships with alumni so that current students can be connected with them and work with them.

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Jen Adams
Hometown
Washington, PA
Major
Economics/Political Science
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An overwhelming amount of students say that they cannot imagine being in college anywhere else and are extremely happy with their decision to attend Bucknell. Many students have gripes about the isolated location, lack of diversity, and emphasis on Greek life, but these issues all seem to dull in comparison to the overwhelming sense of community that many Bucknellians admit to feeling. Most think of the “Bucknell Bubble” as a bad aspect of their college experience, but it also appears to be the very thing that has made Bucknell the cohesive place that students say they love. Bucknell has gotten the reputation of being a private institution filled with rich kids that think too highly of themselves, but while some kids do fit that description here, it is not the norm—most of the people you will meet here are truly genuine.

Bucknell is a place where students can flourish academically and socially in a small, supportive environment. Professors are deeply committed to the students, and the students seem to be genuinely interested in learning. The campus is physically breathtaking, and you will often find yourself in awe while walking in the academic quad through autumn leaves or watching a crisp, cold winter sunset from the top of Freas Hall. Bucknell may not be located in the hustle and bustle of a city with new and eccentric sites around every corner, but what Bucknell has is a very real sense of family—something that no city school could ever achieve.

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