Bucknell University is an exciting, demanding, fun, and fulfilling place to go to college, where students are active participants in their own learning. We are a community that combines the deep and personal learning experience of a liberal arts college with the best opportunities of a world-class university.
Students choose from more than 50 majors and 65 minors built around a liberal arts core, including distinguished professional programs in education, engineering, management, and music. Bucknell students also take advantage of undergraduate research, overseas study, career externships, and hundreds of leadership opportunities.
Bucknell students often say some of their most meaningful academic experiences are the research projects they undertake with faculty mentors. Even first-year students are sometimes invited to take part in scholarly projects with their professors.
Jump into the deep end of our intellectual waters. Academic centers and institutes take full advantage of Bucknell's interdisciplinary and collaborative culture. Here you can plunge into research, coursework, symposiums and special projects that explore environmental issues; leadership in technology and management; public policy; Africana studies; poetry; race, ethnicity and gender; and more.
Bucknell offers a variety of housing options for students who want more than the typical dorm experience. Students can unite around a common theme, get to know their professors and peers, receive mentorship from faculty and upper-class students, and learn how to be leaders in an intellectually stimulating setting.
Bucknell provides a variety of instructional programs during the summer, including a six-week summer session offering regular, full-credit Bucknell courses, off-campus study and programs in professional education. In addition, campus is home to the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and numerous conference groups.
You don't have to be a number in grad school. At Bucknell, you'll work closely with your professors, who are committed to building your knowledge and experience. Access all the resources of a big research institution — in a liberal arts environment where faculty know you by name.
Get out! No, really. We want you to develop global perspective. In fact, Bucknell ranks sixth in study-abroad rates among bachelor's institutions. Forty-five percent of students take part in off-campus experiences in University-approved programs around the world, plus our own "Bucknell in" semester and summer programs. So where would you like to go?
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