Take the Opportunity

We dare you to blaze a trail at Bucknell. If you will be a first-generation college student, we want to meet you. Many of our faculty, staff and students — and even our president — share your experience: They too were in the first generation of their families to pursue a four-year degree. They're eager to welcome you to campus and help you succeed.

At Bucknell, you'll be part of a supportive community of students who excel, graduate on time and succeed as alumni. Hear from some of them in the videos below.

Meet First-generation Bucknellians


93%


of first-year students return as sophomores

97%


Portion of the Class of 2014 that reports being employed, enrolled in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school, volunteering or engaged in another activity within nine months of graduation.

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Help is everywhere.

Bucknell partners with I'm First, an online community for first-generation college students.

It's a great place for you to connect for support, advice and encouragement through your college search and beyond.

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