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Colleges / Bucknell University

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate35%
Acceptance Rate35%

About Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a small, private liberal arts school located in Lewisburg, Pa., that takes pride in its highly interdisciplinary approach to college education. Bucknell comprises three colleges (College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering and the Freeman College of Management) and offers more than 65 majors and 70 minors — with most courses open to all students regardless of major. The University emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning through research, civic engagement and internships with top companies such as Keurig Dr Pepper and Johnson & Johnson. At Bucknell, transformative experiences like these extend beyond the classroom to residential life. Housing is guaranteed for all four years and features a range of options, including themed affinity houses and living-learning communities focused on topics ranging from food to social justice. An on-campus farm, high-tech makerspaces, and 200+ clubs also provide myriad opportunities for students to create, innovate and discover.

Bucknell University is a private, nonprofit school in the town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Bucknell University was founded in 1846. The college enrolls around 3,757 students per year, including 3,724 undergraduates.

Bucknell University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Bucknell University. In 2022, Bucknell University accepted 34% of applicants. In 2022, 3,886 out of 11,263 total applicants were accepted.

Bucknell University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 34%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 55%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 57%

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Bucknell University is locatedin Lewisburg, Pennsylvania,.

If you want to see Bucknell University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 15 to Lewisburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Williamsport-Lycoming County.

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College Info

Bucknell University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bucknell University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bucknell University is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Bucknell University ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bucknell University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Bucknell University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bucknell University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1390


Math SAT Range

600 - 720


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


1230 to 1390


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bucknell University students is 1306. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bucknell University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bucknell University.

Bucknell University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bucknell University is like? There are approximately 3,757 students enrolled at Bucknell University, including 3,724 undergraduate students and 33 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from PA and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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