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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of my professors have been passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Bucknell has a great reputation for graduating students who are competent, and employers know this.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Psafe is the best, they are efficent at what they do, and have a great attitude.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is perfect for those who want to be surrounded by people who are ambitious and hard working. It is located in a rural area, which is perfect for those who want to concentrate on the college experience without distraction.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For many this is a great school. Great, caring professors, as academically challenging as you make it, great facilities, strong community, kind people; personally however, my experience has been mediocre. For me, diversity and new experiences are extremely important and Bucknell is lacking in that department. The majority of the campus is white, dress the same and possess similar thinking patterns. The frat scene is huge and gets extremely repetitive and if you are not 21 there are not any other options as far as going out. Maybe I have not found my niche yet, but the people I have gotten to know are very narrow-minded and only talk about shallow topics. For those who wish to be surrounded by diversity in an intellectual environment and want to spend their Saturday night somewhere else besides a sweaty frat having shallow conversations, I recommend you look else where. However, Bucknell is a great school and a great fit for a lot of people.

6 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I loved my dorms each year. Another building was added after I graduated

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: My organization wasn't one of the mainstream groups on campus and we were often overshadowed. I enjoyed my organization a lot, but as a whole, Greek life was annoying

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There are plenty of opportunities to be involved and make meaningful connections to others.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports seemed to be more important in my first year than they did by senior year.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: its pretty fun but the work is hard

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All of the housing options are very good here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a part of it but I am going to rush. Everyone has friends in Greek life.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Games are very fun to go to and the gym is beautiful.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have found my niche of friends and the workload is manageable. I feel like I am learning a lot!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: watch out for psafe, good dudes, but they have a job so dont be belligerent in front of them

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: work hard, talk to your professors

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: lots of kids start early, seems pressured but it turns out to be a great influence

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Too complicated for an honest explanation right now.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great team support and camaraderie among both varsity teams and club teams. There's a sport for everyone here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great school, its much like what I read about it, but experiencing it first hand made me reassure myself I chose the right school.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally, if someone is too drunk to walk, they will be escorted by public safety and not taken advantage of.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are generally understanding if you are sick.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There aren't many careers available in Lewisburg due to its small size, but a Bucknell degree looks good.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in McDonnell Hall, which is the best dorm that freshmen can get into.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really hear much about the sororities, and I only hear about the fraternities in terms of parties.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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