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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Bison and Caf are decent but get pretty repetitive. Bison doesn't open until 10:30 and sometimes the caf is closed then or has limited options so it is hard to find food to fuel you early in the morning especially. I have seen expired energy bars/ other food in the bison more than once. Nasty

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Tiny and outdated rooms. They somehow manage to screw you over each and every year.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The university is cutting down on campus housing. This year's field of approximately 500 students will be cut down to 250 next year, with more future cuts very likely due to a plan to demolish 6th Street to build a sort of entrance courtyard.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: No comments, everything above covered it.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: Too Greek-centric. Independents and freshmen who won't rush until the next year usually end up banding together because they can never get into frat parties. It's gotten to the point that I much prefer the bar. It's not worth it to go into a basement, grab a beer, then try to walk across the floor with it only to find that over half of it ends up on you instead of in your mouth.

3 College Senior

Administration: You really have to try to get in trouble. Public Safety isn't here to ruin everyone's fun, they're here to keep us safe. So long as you aren't creating a ton of noise or causing any damage, you're generally left to your own devices.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Jerked around by the administration. Forced to prove multiple times a year that I come from a poor family. Tuition is double what my parents make in a year, multiple rounds of paperwork just to verify that. Paperwork complications from my father being on disability.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Probably one of the colleges with the best food services that I've eaten at, but can definitely be ridiculously over-priced. One example being a cup of grapes; about a dozen grapes for $3.99+.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: This depends entirely on the residence hall you're living in. The lottery system is a mess, often allowing sophomores and juniors to receive housing assignments prioritized over the seniors. Halls that don't house freshmen tend to be cleaner. Some halls have larger rooms, with some containing singles that are larger than many doubles on campus.

2 College Freshman

Majors: Transferring into School of Management is a mess.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's lacking but it doesn't bother me

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Students take schoolwork seriously here

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some classes are small it's great

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people care about their appearance

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great teams, okay enthusiasm, awesome facilities.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school is trying to cut down on it.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Very possible to engage in vices

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Really good food; decent variety; a tad expensive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are only a few restaurants in walking distance.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It will not be great for first-year guys, but after that it will be great.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Not as strict as they could be.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: First-years have to get the unlimited meal plan

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is difficult before sophomore year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not the best rooms but many new buildings are being built and things look to be improving!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We are extremely safe here. Parents who send their children to Bucknell should never, ever have to worry that they are unsafe. Also, should anything happen to a Bucknell student, the administration provides amazing resources.

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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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