Bucknell University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lewisburg, PA

$57,882

Avg tuition

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About Bucknell University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Bucknell University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,695, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 38%. The university offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 88%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $57,882.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

38% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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92% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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88% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 28-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1250-1430

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

9:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

75%

Hispanic

7%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Asian

5%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

52%

Socio-economic diversity

8% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $57,882 $57,882
Graduate $25,412 $25,412

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $900
On-campus room and board $14,670
On-campus other expenses $2,150
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,670
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,150
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,150

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $75,602 $75,602
Off-campus without family $75,602 $75,602
Off-campus with family $60,932 $60,932

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

8%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

50%

Pell Grant

8%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,174
State Grant Aid $3,134
Institution Grant Aid $35,127
Pell Grant Aid $4,762

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$62k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.