Location
Lewisburg, PA
Undergrads
3,515
Tuition
$45,378
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 711 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: if your not a girl you are not getting in

3 College Freshman

Athletics: no one goes to the games

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's nice to be so close to campus, but many of the houses are gross and should be condemned

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Get your forms in on time and utilize the online accounts

4 College Student

Academics: The academics of the School of Management at Bucknell are great, but I have not had many classes within the school yet and I do not know if I will stick with the major yet.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty significant on campus, and if you choose not to get involved you will have much less social opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Small, local places are abundant and most are extremely affordable.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The network reliability isn't very good, but there are plenty of computer labs available

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Depending on your major, academics can be excellent. The engineering program is especially strong, despite it being a liberal arts school

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a real lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity. Most students come from affluent, upper middle class/upper class white families.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: School doesn't get closed for snowstorms and stuff because it's not a commuter campus.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only reason that I am at this school is because it provided me with great financial aid

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is a huge presence of Greek life on campus.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not really a party/bar person, I don't go to events like this.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally have never been a victim of crime, so I feel extremely safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The newer dorms are really nice, however the older dorms need some serious renovation (ex. improve kitchen facilities)

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I couldn't ever live in Lewisburg as I am from a large city and could not imagine myself permanently living in a small town like Lewisburg.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports is a big part of student life and there is huge fan support.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus, so I'm not really the best person to judge.

5 College Freshman

Academics: career development center is awesome and very helpful. alum relations are great for getting jobs/internships.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: You can easily find a party, however its harder for freshman boys to get in.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its fun going to the games and seeing other students supporting

College Freshman

Greek Life: Rush is during sophomore year so i don't know details

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Psafe is always around and the health center as well as psych services are willing to assist anyone in need

3 College Freshman

Weather: winters are brutal being from out of state, its culture shock. but its nice having distinct seasons, all beautiful just cold

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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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