Meet the Class of 2021

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Class of 2021 printable profile (pdf)
Data as of Sept. 5, 2017.

Applicant, Admit & Enrollee Pool

Applicant and Enrollee Pool

Applicant and Enrollee Pool

  • 10,253 – Applicants
  • 3,187 –  Admitted (31.1% admittance rate)
  • 973 –  Enrolled (30.5% yield rate), admitted students who enrolled
Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Average GPA 3.77
  • Middle 50% SAT critical reading: 600-710
  • Middle 50% SAT math: 620-730
  • Middle 50% SAT writing: 610-710
  • Middle 50% SAT R evidence-based reading and writing: 610-680
  • Middle 50% SAT R math: 620-720
  • Middle 50% ACT composite: 28-31

Financial Aid

Financial Aid


The average total need-based aid package (including grants, scholarships, loans and student employment) for a student in the Class of 2021 who demonstrates financial need is about $37,500 per year

2017-18 financial aid awarded

Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates


Federal Student Loan

The average total federal student loan indebtedness upon graduation for Bucknell graduates who borrowed federal loans is about $22,600. 

Class Diversity

Class diversity by gender

Class Diversity

Class Diversity charts
United States Map
United States Map

Class Diversity


Countries are represented

Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam



  • 6.1% Non-U.S. Citizens
  • 7.3% Dual Citizens and Permanent Residents

Academic Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities 610 265 70
Engineering 2,995 737 187
Physical & Natural Sciences 2,388 875 207
Management 1,531 456 148
Social Sciences 1,564 469 175
Undecided 1,165 385 186
TOTAL 10,253 3,187 973

Interests & Accomplishments​

Delegate to the European Youth Parliament's economics committee

Traveled to Peru to study the rainforest ecosystem and teach locals about waste management

Helped create a wave-making device to reduce mosquito breeding in stagnant water

Teaches children with disabilities how to snowboard

Taught English in a Burmese village as a high school junior and founded a nonprofit to provide students there with backpacks

Ran five marathons

Wrote a mathematics textbook while teaching English, math and science to children in rural India

Started a school club to teach English to children in the Dominican Republic via Skype

Interned with HBO and worked on its Vinyl series

Conducted computational research in electrodynamics at Yale


Places I've Been

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