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At Bucknell, you can choose from a broad range of majors and minors that gives you the freedom to pursue your interests and combine fields. Our alumni include an English major who's a top stem-cell researcher, a Spanish major who's the CEO of a major media organization and an engineering major who has won two Academy Awards for visual effects. With a Bucknell degree, you'll be prepared for a flexible and daring career, and a fulfilling life. | See more about how Bucknell will change your life.

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What do you like to do? Better yet, what would you like to try? Our arts scene is hot, our Residential Colleges are cool — and our Division I athletics, school spirit and opportunities for fun, culture and community just keep growing.

What do you like to do? Better yet, what would you like to try? Our arts scene is hot, our Residential Colleges are cool — and our Division I athletics, school spirit and opportunities for fun, culture and community just keep growing.

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Additional Helpful Tips for Applying to Bucknell

If you can't visit campus, keep looking around our site. And get in touch with us at admissions@bucknell.edu if you have questions.

We require the ACT +/or the SAT.

Engineering students are required to have one year of either chemistry or physics; however, Bucknell strongly recommends a minimum of three years of science, including chemistry and physics.

At least two-and-a-half years of college-preparatory mathematics are required for admission. Science, engineering and math students need at least three years' worth.

You'll need to complete at least two years of one foreign language in high school to be admitted to Bucknell.

You don't have to know your exact major. You can apply "undecided" to the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Management or the College of Engineering.

Important Dates & Deadlines


Application TypeApplication DueCSS Profile DueAdmissions & Aid Notice SentAdmissions Notice Available OnlineDeposit Due
Early Decision I Nov. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Dec. 13, 2016 Dec. 14, 2016 Jan. 17, 2017
Early Decision II Jan. 15, 2017 Jan. 15, 2017 Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017 March 7, 2017
Regular Decision Jan. 15, 2017 Jan. 15, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 May 1, 2017

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