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What Is Bucknell Looking For in a Student?

If there is a common thread that runs through every successful Bucknell applicant, it's that they aren't common. But after talking with students, alumni and faculty, we've identified four kinds of students who may thrive at Bucknell.

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When to Apply for College

By understanding the timeline for applying to college, you'll stress less and give yourself the best chance of getting into the top schools on your list.

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Is Bucknell Worth the Money?

Learn how a Bucknell education pays off in the end, and why it may be more affordable than you think.

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The Benefits of Attending a Small College

The size of the school you choose will likely have a significant impact on your college journey. Here are some things to think about when considering small universities.

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Tips for Writing a College Application Essay from Bucknell Admissions Counselors

Writing an essay can be the most intimidating part of the college admissions process, but it doesn't have to be. Show colleges the real you by following these steps.

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To Declare or Not Declare on Your College Applications? Honestly, It Depends

For a significant number of first-year college students, discovering their interests, passions and ambitions takes time. As you're considering whether to apply undecided, here are some things to keep in mind.

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Is a Gap Year a Good or Bad Idea?

A gap year promises a pause between the end of high school and the start of college, but is taking a gap year a good idea?

Mechanical Engineering Student at Bucknell University

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Tips for Choosing an Engineering College

Choosing an engineering college is really about finding what's best for you. Here's how to get started.

Bucknell Student at Admitted Students Open House

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How to Choose a College That's Right for You

Finding the right college fit doesn't have to feel so daunting. By focusing on these key categories, you can narrow your list and figure out what college is right for you.

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What Does Test-optional Mean?

A "test-optional" college or university is one that doesn't require you to submit SAT or ACT scores with your application. Here's what that means for you.

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Five Advantages of Attending a Liberal Arts University Like Bucknell

Explore five advantages of going to a liberal arts college or university and see some of the reasons you should consider attending one.

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Tips for Choosing a College Without Visiting

Today, top schools like Bucknell University are making it increasingly easy to choose a college without visiting.

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Five Reasons Bucknell Is a Top Liberal Arts College

Discover how a Bucknell education prepares students for meaningful careers and lifelong learning.