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IPEDS ID: 211291
OPE ID: 00323800
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Bucknell University
One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
General information:  (570) 577-2000
Website:  www.bucknell.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,625 (3,569 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
This figure is inclusive of students with physical/health/mental health disabilities and learning disabilities (including ADHD).
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty4009
Instructional4009
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-42
Instructional-0
Research-42
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$46,902$48,498$50,152$51,9603.6%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,258$11,642$12,216$12,6563.6%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0844.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$4,000$11,642$12,216$12,6563.6%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0844.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,000$2,000$2,000$2,0844.2%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$61,060$63,040$65,268$67,6003.6%
Off Campus$53,802$63,040$65,268$67,6003.6%
Off Campus with Family$51,802$51,398$53,052$54,9443.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$22,688
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid155559%————
Grant or scholarship aid51355%$14,037,121$27,363
Federal grants899%$413,948$4,651
Pell grants899%$372,957$4,191
Other federal grants152%$40,991$2,733
State/local government grant or scholarships697%$194,423$2,818
Institutional grants or scholarships50854%$13,428,750$26,435
Student loan aid32735%$2,524,871$7,721
Federal student loans32735%$1,710,916$5,232
Other student loans334%$813,955$24,665
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,85252%$51,837,036$27,990
Pell grants38911%$1,654,567$4,253
Federal student loans1,34238%$8,927,840$6,653
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$31,472$33,127$35,677
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$19,934$18,794$24,576
$30,001 – $48,000$19,852$20,248$18,130
$48,001 – $75,000$23,457$23,666$24,680
$75,001 – $110,000$31,197$29,983$34,553
$110,001 and more$44,500$43,384$46,640
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment3,625
Undergraduate enrollment3,569
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment23
Graduate enrollment56
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 22%
Out-of-state: 73%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,9675,5455,422
Percent admitted25%23%26%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%35%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT65770%
ACT40843%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590680
SAT Math620710
SAT Writing590690
ACT Composite2832
ACT English2833
ACT Math2732
ACT Writing910
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 91%
8-year: 91%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 89%
Female: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 84%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 92%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
East Asian Studies4-
Italian Studies3-
Latin American Studies0-
Women's Studies2-
Category total9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology111
Biochemistry13-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General594
Neuroscience19-
Category total1025
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting0-
Accounting and Finance57-
Business Administration and Management, General150
International Business/Trade/Commerce14-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General42-
Category total1280
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General17-
Category total17-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0
Curriculum and Instruction-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching11-
Education, General190
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-10
Music Teacher Education1-
Category total3210
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering19-
Chemical Engineering283
Civil Engineering, General411
Computer Engineering, General13-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering171
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-2
Mechanical Engineering382
Category total1569
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-0
Category total-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing16-
English Language and Literature, General324
Category total484
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5-
French Language and Literature1-
German Language and Literature1-
Linguistics4-
Russian Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Category total15-
History
History, General16-
Category total16-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2-
Category total2-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other3-
Mathematics, General61
Category total91
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6-
Category total6-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0-
Environmental Studies15-
Category total15-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0-
Philosophy6-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total7-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General74
Geology/Earth Science, General7-
Physics, General8-
Category total224
Psychology
Psychology, General603
School Psychology-0
Category total603
Social Sciences
Anthropology3-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics16-
Economics, General73-
Geography4-
International Relations and Affairs34-
Political Science and Government, General45-
Sociology17-
Category total192-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-
Fine/Studio Arts, General2-
Music History, Literature, and Theory0-
Music Performance, General2-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Music, General3-
Category total15-
Grand total85136
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 15
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $33,974
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined140206
Baseball35
Basketball1422
Field Hockey26
Football82
Golf119
Lacrosse4228
Rowing118
Soccer2629
Softball21
Swimming and Diving2934
Tennis813
Volleyball24
Water Polo1720
Wrestling29
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations031
Liquor law violations372030
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations030
Liquor law violations241725
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible16
Rape1014
Fondling74
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary600
Motor vehicle theft003
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible15
Rape1014
Fondling33
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary600
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate2.1%1.1%1.3%
Number in default1167
Number in repayment506537513
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)