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Bucknell SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Bucknell University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Bucknell University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1372

The average composite SAT score for admitted Bucknell University freshman is 1372 out of 1600. Bucknell students have the 98th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1372 is in the 94th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1295 to 1450

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1295 to 1450. The 75th percentile score is 1450 while the 25th percentile score is 1295.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Bucknell but we estimate it to be around a 1220 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 697

The average score for Bucknell students on the math portion of the SAT is 697 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 655 and the 75th percentile score 740.

Average SAT Reading Score 675

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 640 to 710 and the average score for Bucknell University students is 675.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

35 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Bucknell University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Bucknell University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 34.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.62.

Can I get into Bucknell with a 1450 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1450 or higher is very competitive at Bucknell and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 51% or higher.

Can I get into Bucknell with a 1370 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1370 to 1440 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 35% to 49%.

Can I get into Bucknell with a 1295 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1295 to 1360 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 22% to 33% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Bucknell with a 1220 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1220 to 1285 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 21% chance of admission to Bucknell. SAT scores below 1220 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Bucknell University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 78%
1590 77%
1580 75%
1570 74%
1560 72%
1550 70%
1540 68%
1530 67%
1520 65%
1510 63%
1500 61%
1490 59%
1480 57%
1470 55%
1460 53%
1450 51%
1440 49%
1430 47%
1420 44%
1410 42%
1400 40%
1390 38%
1380 37%
1370 35%
1360 33%
1350 31%
1340 29%
1330 28%
1320 26%
1310 24%
1300 23%
1290 21%
1280 20%
1270 19%
1260 18%
1250 16%
1240 15%
1230 14%
1220 13%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211291 IPEDS survey data for Bucknell University.