The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The people
  2. 2
    Lounging on the grass on the first warm day of spring
  3. 3
    Houseparty Weekend
  4. 4
    The gym
  5. 5
    Quality professors
  6. 6
    The variety of concerts and speakers Bucknell brings to campus
  7. 7
    Long dinners at the Caf or Bison
  8. 8
    Off-campus parties
  9. 9
    Frat guys
  10. 10
    Beautiful campus

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
53% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
88% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
71% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
74% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
86% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
82% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
90% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
61% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
97% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 55% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 9% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
  2. 2
    The winter
  3. 3
    Lack of diversity
  4. 4
    Bucknell anthem that sounds at 5:30 p.m. everyday from Rooke Chapel
  5. 5
    No 24-hour dining
  6. 6
  7. 7
    Dorm bathrooms on Monday morning after two days of not being cleaned
  8. 8
    Eight a.m. classes on Thursday mornings
  9. 9
    The "Freshman 15"
  10. 10
    Walking back from off-campus parties

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $45,378, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
54% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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