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A Record Number of Bucknell Applicants

Thanks in part to an on-campus fall semester that gave applicants “confidence in Bucknell's ability to excel in challenging situations,” the University saw a record number of applicants for the Class of 2025.

Early Decision I Dates and Deadlines

  • Aug. 1, 2020: Applications open
  • Nov. 15, 2020: EDI application and CSS Profile financial aid application due
  • Mid-December 2020: EDI admissions decisions and EDI financial aid award letters released
  • Mid-January 2021: Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I

Early Decision II Dates and Deadlines

  • Aug. 1, 2020: Applications open
  • Jan. 15, 2021: EDII application and CSS Profile financial aid application due
  • Mid-February 2021: EDII admissions decisions and EDII financial aid award letters released
  • Early March 2021: Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision II

Regular Decision Dates and Deadlines

  • Aug. 1, 2020: Applications open
  • Jan. 15, 2021: RD application and CSS Profile financial aid application due
  • By April 1, 2021: RD admissions decisions and RD financial aid award letters released
  • May 1, 2021: RD deposit due
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Bucknell at a Glance

  • Undergraduate students

    3,700
  • Students who receive need-based financial aid from Bucknell

    54 %
  • Students who receive financial aid of some kind

    63 %
  • Average federal student loan debt for graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 who borrowed (compared to about $30,000 nationally)

    $ 21,000

Admissions Advice, in a Podcast

 

Listen to College Admissions Insider, the podcast that delivers helpful strategies for each stage of your college search. Guests include experts in Bucknell's Office of Admissions, but the advice is designed for students interested in any school. New episodes drop every two weeks. Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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Office of Admissions

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One Dent Drive

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Varies
Sunday: Closed