Barbara AltmannThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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With over 3500 students, a 9:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

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Recent Academic News


Bucknell Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Again Among Nation’s Best

Bucknell Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Again Among Nation’s Best

Bison teams rank second for the third year in a row.


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Engineering 'Gizmo Expo' Set for Dec. 5

Engineering 'Gizmo Expo' Set for Dec. 5

Bucknell's College of Engineering invites local scouts, students, teachers and families to learn about engineering and science in an interactive exhibition.

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Women Computer Scientists Engineer Support Network

Women Computer Scientists Engineer Support Network

New student group provides mentorship and resources for Bucknell women in the male-dominated field of computing.

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Cool Classes: Christianity & Sustainability

Cool Classes: Christianity & Sustainability

Bucknell Environmental Residential College students explore the relationship between culture, community and the environment.

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Astronomy and Education Team Brings the Universe Down to Earth

Astronomy and Education Team Brings the Universe Down to Earth

An NSF-funded collaboration between Bucknell, Harvard and Microsoft is building better tools to introduce astronomical essentials.

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