The truth is, we can't tell you your chances of being admitted. While grades, test scores and recommendations are extremely important, we look for more in our applicants.

We look for students who are daring, who will contribute to the world in thoughtful, bold and compassionate ways.

So if you’re a learner and a leader, we hope you will consider Bucknell.

Applicant Pool

  • 10,487 Applicants
  • 3,137 Admitted (29.9% admittance rate)
  • 961 Enrolled (30.6% yield rate)

Academic Qualifications

  • Average GPA 3.53
  • Middle 50% SAT critical reading 590-670
  • Middle 50% SAT math 610-710
  • Middle 50% SAT writing 590-690
  • Middle 50% ACT composite 28-32

Class Diversity

  • Students represent 35 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 55 countries.
  • 17.8% students of color
  • 9.2% first-generation students
  • 7.4% non-U.S. citizens, 4.8% dual citizens and permanent residents

Merit Scholarships

  • 33 Presidential Fellows 
  • 116 Dean's Scholars 
  • 28 Arts Merit Scholars 
  • 1 Mathematics Scholar 
  • 5 B-WISE Scholars (women in science) 
  • 29 Posse Scholars 
  • 1 PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholar 

Summary based on data as of June 28, 2016.

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