#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Online bucknell.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,845 prospective students applied, and 3,370 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 964 enrolled in the school.  3,621 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 47 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,882 plus fees of $314. Bucknell is ranked 66 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Bucknell is rated within the top 15% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1255/1430
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.54
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bucknell University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$314
Room and Board $14,174
Budget for Other Expenses$2,130
Total One Year Cost$75,400

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$76,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bucknell University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Engineering 14%
Business 12%
Biology 8%
English and Literature 6%

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