Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

1,183 reviews
  1. Bloomsburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,740/ 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
    $13,588/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,178/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,189/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,355/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,630Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Busy
    27%
  • There is no typical student
    13%
  • DRUNK
    6%
  • Dull
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.104 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Great place
    36%
  • Party but pretty good educationally
    19%
  • THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!
    13%
  • Good for the size.
    8%
  • Dull
    6%
  • Cheap
    6%
  • Cheap and very student centered
    4%

After Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses

Reviews

1,183 reviews
  • Excellent
    155
  • Very Good
    475
  • Average
    451
  • Poor
    80
  • Terrible
    22
Bloomsburg University is continuously growing which is one of the best aspects of BU. Students who attend BU will continue to see new majors being added, such as the Supply Chain Management Major. BU understands that the world is changing and their choices in academia should reflect this change. BU ranks high in satisfaction among its students regarding academic achievement and personal growth. Professors foster development and sparked my interest in the world of counseling, which is what I proceeded to study in graduate school. An incoming freshman should be aware that the town is in fact very small and very traditional; this is something I wish I would have known coming to the school because I was not pleasantly surprised. There are no extravagant stores or restaurants rather quaint, family run stores and shops. Once a student spends a full year in Bloomsburg, they will realize they have become a part of this small town family and will embrace it.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
Bloomsburg University is a great school, great teachers, great office hours, you can get all the help you want. The campus is very big, but the classes are nearby dorms so it only takes a couple minutes to go to class. Class schedules are easy to work around with and very flexible. Many clubs and sports to join, they do have deadlines so if you want to join before the deadline! This university is unique because the students that dorm and commute there are very friendly, and it is very easy to make friends.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
Bloomsburg University is not a unique experience. The school provides a generic exposure to the most common areas of interest. Most of the professors are dedicated to seeing you achieve but in the classes of fifty students or more, they only seem to care that their qualifications are met, and not how well the students are learning the material. All of the professors provide office hours but often at inconvenient times for most students, because the professors are required to put in a designated amount of office hours by the administration, they do not care if students actually come to them. The same goes for academic advisors. They offer little enthusiasm to see you succeed.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago