Male-Female Ratio: 73%-27%
Average SATs: 1357
The College of Engineering is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities in engineering to a predominantly undergraduate student body of talented men and women. In accord with the University’s Mission Statement, the College nurtures the intellectual, professional and personal development of its students. The College strives to prepare them for entry into the engineering profession, related fields and graduate programs and for continuing development as highly competent professionals and responsible members of society.
A Bucknell engineering education is distinguished by frequent interaction between students and faculty, a strong laboratory component in the curricula and an emphasis on learning within a liberal arts university environment. The faculty members are dedicated to teaching excellence and are actively engaged in scholarship in support of our educational mission, the discipline or the profession.
The Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management – a joint effort with the School of Management – offers selected management, engineering and liberal arts students an opportunity to participate in a highly intensive summer program after their sophomore year. This six-week on-campus program trains students to become the next generation of managers in the technology age and typically leads to special internship opportunities the following summer.
Bucknell's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Engineering Development Services allows students to gain real-world experience by helping Pennsylvania entrepreneurs develop and test new products. Others worked with a local firm to design a new solids mixing device for manufacturing processes. Another group designed and constructed an assembly device for the manufacture of wooden braces used in home construction.
At Bucknell, engineering students have a chance to study abroad. Recently, engineering students have studied at universities in Great Britain, Ireland and Australia. Bucknell has a student exchange program in chemical, civil, and electrical engineering with the University of Nottingham in England. A second exchange program with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, is available to chemical engineering students with some knowledge of Spanish.