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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:  3,624 (3,565 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
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
6%
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty40310
Instructional40310
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-41
Instructional-0
Research-41
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$43,866$45,378$46,902$48,4983.4%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,374$10,812$11,258$11,6423.4%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board-$4,000$4,000$11,642191.1%
Other-$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other-$4,000$4,000$2,000-50.0%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$57,140$59,090$61,060$63,0403.2%
Off Campus$44,766$52,278$53,802$63,04017.2%
Off Campus with Family$44,766$50,278$51,802$51,398-0.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Tuition$21,180
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, 2013-2014
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 aid154859%————
Grant or scholarship aid51956%$14,497,144$27,933
Federal grants10211%$482,112$4,727
Pell grants10211%$428,112$4,197
Other federal grants142%$54,000$3,857
State/local government grant or scholarships647%$192,306$3,005
Institutional grants or scholarships51055%$13,822,726$27,103
Student loan aid33336%$2,538,851$7,624
Federal student loans33336%$1,777,226$5,337
Other student loans465%$761,625$16,557
  • 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 aid11,82852%$50,309,782$27,522
Pell grants41512%$1,688,421$4,068
Federal student loans1,39139%$9,333,745$6,710
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$29,204$31,472$33,127
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,692$19,934$18,794
$30,001 – $48,000$19,447$19,852$20,248
$48,001 – $75,000$21,384$23,457$23,666
$75,001 – $110,000$30,322$31,197$29,983
$110,001 and more$41,418$44,500$43,384
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment3,624
Undergraduate enrollment3,565
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment30
Graduate enrollment59
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: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 3%
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%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,8644,0583,806
Percent admitted31%29%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%38%40%
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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT69374%
ACT38341%
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 Math620720
SAT Writing610700
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 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 89%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
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 2006]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 91%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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:
Asian: 90%
Black or African American: 94%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 87%
Non-resident alien: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Studies3-
Italian Studies0-
Latin American Studies0-
Women's Studies4-
Category total7-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology121
Biochemistry19-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General652
Neuroscience22-
Category total1183
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting34-
Accounting and Finance0-
Business Administration and Management, General850
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0-
Category total1190
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7-
Category total7-
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0
Curriculum and Instruction-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching8-
Education, General180
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-2
Music Teacher Education4-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Category total304
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering19-
Chemical Engineering312
Civil Engineering, General362
Computer Engineering, General23-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering161
Mechanical Engineering362
Category total1617
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology-0
Category total-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing13-
English Language and Literature, General283
Category total413
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4-
French Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature1-
Linguistics0-
Russian Language and Literature2-
Spanish Language and Literature5-
Category total16-
History
History, General15-
Category total15-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-
Category total1-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General160
Category total160
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other17-
Category total17-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0-
Environmental Studies11-
Category total11-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0-
Philosophy11-
Religion/Religious Studies5-
Category total16-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General55
Geology/Earth Science, General5-
Physics, General9-
Category total195
Psychology
Psychology, General472
School Psychology-2
Category total474
Social Sciences
Anthropology6-
Economics, General71-
Geography5-
International Relations and Affairs30-
Political Science and Government, General55-
Sociology27-
Category total194-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Art/Art Studies, General1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4-
Fine/Studio Arts, General3-
Music History, Literature, and Theory0-
Music Performance, General3-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Music, General0-
Category total18-
Grand total85326
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
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: $30,955
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined156202
Baseball35
Basketball1421
Field Hockey24
Football89
Golf1010
Lacrosse4236
Rowing125
Soccer2826
Softball22
Swimming and Diving2533
Tennis1112
Volleyball21
Water Polo1820
Wrestling24
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations120
Liquor law violations271037
  • For 2012, line b was changed from 4 to 2 because two of the violations occurred on public property. It was recently discovered that all 4 arrests were mistakenly entered into the survey as having occurred on campus. For 2012, line c was changed from 25 to 10 because fifteen of the violations occurred on public property. It was recently discovered that the 15 arrests on public property were also mistakenly entered into the survey as having occurred on campus.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations120
Liquor law violations15824
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible5916
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault800
Burglary2266
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson311
  • For 2012, line f was changed from 1 to 0 because it occurred on public property. It was recently discovered that the aggravated assault was mistakenly entered into the survey as having occurred both on campus and on public property.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3915
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault600
Burglary1336
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson311
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate1.1%1.3%0.6%
Number in default673
Number in repayment537513461
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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