Historic community, worldwide reach
Bucknell offers the best of both worlds: the safety and community of a small college town, along with access to the culture and stimulation of some of the country’s most dynamic metropolitan areas.
The town of Lewisburg offers restaurants, shops and entertainment options within walking distance of the Bucknell campus; other conveniences, such as malls, are just a short drive away.
Located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania, historic Lewisburg (population 5,600) is often cited as one of the top small towns in the U.S. The borough of Lewisburg, one of the best-preserved Victorian-era districts in the country, appears on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.
The town’s business district features a variety of small shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and galleries. || VisitCentralPa.org
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University
Bucknell's bookstore is located downtown. It features three floors of books, textbooks, Bucknell merchandise and school supplies. A cafe, study space, event space and Wi-Fi access are available to students and the community. Shuttle service is available between campus and downtown, and the bookstore is about a 10-minute walk from campus.
Across the street from the bookstore, the Campus Theatre is one of the nation’s last authentic Art Deco movie houses still in operation. Opened in 1941, the theatre continues to show quality first-run, independent, art and foreign films.
Beyond the Region
Students looking to broaden their exploration can take advantage of opportunities in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, all of which are within a three- to four-hour drive from Lewisburg.
Most of our students are eager to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to the world around them. They study and volunteer abroad. Perform community service. Secure summer internships in the corporate, government and nonprofit worlds -- all to gain valuable experience and make a difference.