Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
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NCAA Division I-AA
Bucknell University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.53 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
After Bucknell University
- Very Good228
I am a first year student at Bucknell and all my interactions with Bucknell have just been positive so far. Professors really care about you. The social scene is a lot of fun! It may be hard freshmen year, but it gets better. I think its the perfect school
- College Freshman
- 2 months ago
I attend Bucknell University. I am a rising sophomore, and I am majoring in the field of physics. One of the most rewarding experiences I have encountered at Bucknell so far is the incredible professors. They truly want to see you succeed and will do anything to help you achieve your goals. When I started my first semester, my physics class was very difficult for me. I did not perform well on the first test and was extremely disappointed. I was unsure of what to do next. Do I drop the class? Do I change my major? Is this school too difficult for me? I did really well in high school, but is collegiate level material too much for me? This is where Professor Ligare stepped in and (not to be cheesy) actually changed my life and mentality. Professor Ligare was one of my instructors for my first semester physics class. He emailed me and said we should meet to discuss my test as well as future actions we can take to help me learn the material better. He told me about his weekly office hours and help sessions. I decided to attend those twice a week. In those sessions, Professor Ligare taught me how to think like a physicist and break down a problem into something that I could understand. My professor did not only teach me those skills, but he gave me confidence within myself that I could do it. After I failed my first test, I thought I was not fit to study physics. However, Professor Ligare showed me that wasn't the case. He gave me the tools to feel confident. He also treated me as an adult, and it was up to my digression to continue to come to office hours when I needed help. My learning was my responsibility. If I was struggling to learn a concept, Professor Ligare was always there to help. Yet, I had to be the one to initiate that help. I could not expect the answers to be handed to me. I had to work for them. My experience at Bucknell so far has not only successfully taught me physics, but how to be confident and responsible for my learning.
- College Sophomore
- 2 months ago
My favorite thing about my school is the professors. They are passionate, intelligent, and care about their students. All the professors that I have had so far were very happy to help me. They care not only about my experiences in their class but also my overall experiences at Bucknell.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago