Bucknell University has always prepared students to meet the challenges of their time, and it continues to do so at this moment.

The world today is unlike anything the University's founders might have imagined. Globalization brings distant cultures together. New technologies have transformed the social fabric. And humanity faces vast and complex social and environmental challenges.

Bucknell students develop the skills they need to address these issues on campus and in the rest of the world, where our 50,000 alumni are agents for change.

Significant Progress

Since 2006, the University's strategic plan, The Plan for Bucknell, has provided five overarching goals as a guide for decision making: strengthen the academic core, deepen the residential experience, enhance diversity, build bridges and secure the financial future of the University.

Following these goals, we have made great strides in teaching, learning and research, and we continue to bring together the right programs, people and resources our students need for personal and professional success.

These web pages feature just some of the many strides Bucknell has made in recent years toward fulfilling its greatest aspirations.

Recent Strides

A new academic facility, Academic West.

Increased funding has brought new emphasis to the arts and creativity on campus.

Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University strengthens town-gown ties and serves as a resource for campus and the community.

International education and service programs like the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua enhance students' global understanding.

The Campus Theatre is a jewel of downtown Lewisburg and a resource for learning.

Bucknell's close-knit community supports intellectual exploration and personal growth.

Bucknell's faculty members are experts in their fields and dedicated teachers. In the years ahead, we will increase faculty development and teaching and learning resources.

Support from alumni, parents and friends will help us continue to provide top-notch facilities.

Visiting speakers inspire dialogue on pressing global issues.

More than 180 international students now study at Bucknell.

Our graduates go on to serve communities around the world.

Partnering with faculty and local and state organizations, students conduct research that informs public policy and enhances medical care.

Strengthening the academic core includes providing high-end instrumentation to undergraduates.

Bucknell has achieved a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to ensure a personalized learning environment.

In living-learning communities, students can blend academics and residential life through themed housing programs.

New facilities like the Mooney Lab provide spaces for students and faculty bring their ideas to life.

A reduced five-course teaching load creates opportunities for closer student-faculty interaction outside of class.

Bucknell's strategic planning and implementation will ensure that our graduates will be prepared to succeed in the 21st century.

Endowed professorships will help us recruit and retain top teacher-scholars and secure the University's financial future.

We are continuing to recruit high-achieving, intellectually engaged students from diverse backgrounds.

Students conduct research outside of class with faculty mentors. We are planning now to expand these opportunities in the future.

Four new residence halls are scheduled to open for the 2015-16 school year.

Increased support for scholarships will make Bucknell even more affordable to low- and middle-income students.

We are expanding campus south toward the river to construct new academic facilities and living spaces.

Through sustainability initiatives across the curriculum, in research and in residential life, Bucknell is exploring pressing issues of the 21st century.

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