Bucknell University

692 reviews
  1. Lewisburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 30 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Balanced
    17%
  • Stuck up
    17%
  • Wealthy
    13%
  • Extroverted
    10%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Sheltered
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.62 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Prestigious
    12%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Bad
    6%
  • Small
    6%
  • Homogeneous
    3%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

692 reviews
  • Excellent
    154
  • Very Good
    233
  • Average
    235
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    21
The school is a great institution that has great Science, Management, and Buisness. There campus is appealing and there is alot of spots for all types of people. The teachers seem good and willing to help. The schools curriculum is very good and offers a large variety of different types of classes. The campus life is okay at best but does have different options and opprotunities for different people, such as Greek life and different clubs and student run programs. The Alumni system within the school is very strong and helps when it comes to looking for internships and jobs. The night life is not good at all but that in turn gives more time to focus on your school work and studies. Overall though it is a fine institution and I will keep it in consideration when deciding on which college to go to.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
I was hesitant to chose Bucknell because it's so small and I thought that meant isolated. Really, you hardly leave campus because there's just so much to do. Bucknell offers tons of clubs and sports at all level in addition to near nightly campus events, not to mention parties. The people here are great, however the housing department finds some special way to match you up with your exact opposite. Residential colleges are generally great but the university makes it seem much better than it is in practice. Don't be afraid to talk to your professors, they all really care. BU could have more school spirit when it comes to sports, but overall you just get the sense everyone is happy and excited to be there.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Bucknell University does a tremendous job providing up-to-date, clean, and accessible athletic facilities. This applies to both the facilities for athletes and non-athletes. Non-athletes also get access to the facilities only college athletes would get to use like Bucknell's Olympic sized swimming pool.

Also, Bucknell students have a lot of school spirit when it comes to sporting events. We may not be a large state school with a nationals winning football team, but that doesn't stop us from supporting our teams and fellow students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago