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2 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

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

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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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great, especially for the social scene. Frats throw great parties.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a beautiful athletics facility with great staff and some amazing athletes and teams. Literally everyone here is active and stays in shape, regardless of whether they're on a sports team or not.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people just live on campus and use downtown houses for partying.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Really cute downtown area with good options and good food. I love going out to dinner there.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Bucknell is very reasonable with their limitations. They know that the parties go on, and as long as you're not disruptive or disrespectful, PSafe won't usually bother you.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I recieved what I needed to go here. Bucknell is very good about financial aid.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: BUCKNELL ROCKS THE SOCIAL SCENE! WE WORK HARD BUT WE PLAY HARD TOO.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Really good food for a school. Of course, it's not my mom's cooking but it's still not a bad option. Also, they always have pretty healthy options available.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are absolutely beautiful and always clean. Bucknell works hard to keep everything presentable at all times. My room is also much more spacious than most of my friends' rooms at other schools.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's preppy but don't worry if everything you own isn't lily pulitzer. Preppy is definitely a Bucknell stereotype but all of my friends are down to earth and incredibly interesting people behind that too. Don't worry too much about it and you'll be fine.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I honestly haven't had an issue with the campus being too strict. If you get caught pre-gaming with a ton of people and open alcohol/drugs in your room you might run into some issues, but if you are careful you won't be caught in the first place. Once you get downtown or to a registered party or mixer there is pretty much zero chance you individually will get in trouble for anything you do.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm a freshman girl and I love the party scene. Bucknell is not a bar school (at least not until late junior/senior year and even then there are only a few options) but this means that there is a combination of open downtown frat parties wednesday through saturday night, date parties, and registers to keep us occupied- I've even attended small frat date parties/get-together on Monday nights before. You can walk everywhere so you never have to worry about getting too intoxicated to drive or figure out a ride back home.

Once you join greek life sophomore year (most of campus does), there are mixers between frats and sororities that begin around 9:30 and open to the rest of campus around 11:30. Pretty much everyone I know goes out and loves to have fun; you will never be judged for going too hard. Pre-games happen all over the place in dorm rooms (for freshmen at least) and are a ton of fun to go to and socialize before even heading out for the night. Overall I love the night life here and I think what we lack in the bar scene is made up for by the number of options downtown frat options and registered parties.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about downtown housing except that the school is majorly cracking down on it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus is nice every once in a while, but the cost can quickly rack up. It does provide a nice change from the caf when you do though.

2 College Freshman

Administration: It seams as if the administration is trying to bring the school to a place the students don't want to be. They're limiting downtown housing and cracking down on the fun.

College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents were able to pay full tuition easily and I couldn't apply for aid. I really had no idea how to apply for FA

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: As a freshman guy, it's difficult. I was able to navigate the frat season pretty well for a freshman, but many of my peers could not. It looks to be very fun for the coming years though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The variety is lacking. I tend to go downtown at least once a week. There is a good selection there for such a small town. Bison is always a nice change. I get flyson almost every day it's open.

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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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