Design Thinking Leadership pre-orientation

Admissions & Aid


Our students are ambitious and creative with a thirst to know more. At Bucknell University, we bring together the brilliant minds of today who will define the innovations of tomorrow.

View of Malesardi Quad

Apply to Bucknell


We seek students with the drive to discover new truths and invent new possibilities. If this sounds like you, choose Bucknell.

How to apply

Early Decision I Dates & Deadlines

  • EDI application due

  • EDI CSS PROFILE financial aid application due

  • EDI admissions decisions released

  • EDI financial aid award letters mailed

  • EDI deposit due

  • Admitted Student Open House

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Early Decision II Dates & Deadlines

  • EDII application due

  • EDII CSS PROFILE financial aid application due

  • EDII admissions decisions released

  • EDII financial aid award letters mailed

  • EDII deposit due

  • Admitted Student Open House

Regular Decision Dates & Deadlines

  • RD application due

  • RD CSS PROFILE financial aid application due

  • RD admissions decisions released

  • RD financial aid award letters mailed

  • RD deposit due

  • Admitted Student Open House

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Bucknell at a Glance

  • Undergraduate students

  • Students who receive need-based financial aid from Bucknell

    52 %
  • Students who receive financial aid of some kind

    60 %
  • Average federal student loan debt for graduating seniors in the Class of 2019 who borrowed (compared to about $30,000 nationally)

    $ 21,100
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Tour the Campus

  • Students walking on Malesardi Quad

    Malesardi Quad

    Engage, Play, Relax

    Explore the heart of campus

    With its sweeping views of the Susquehanna River Valley and Appalachian Mountains, Malesardi Quad is where Bucknell students have some of their most memorable experiences.

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  • Welcoming Orientation Assistants on Move In Day

    Vedder Hall

    Live & Learn

    Vedder Hall is one of several residence halls on campus where first-year students live. In later years, students have, in addition to standard residence hall options, on-campus options including suite- and apartment-style living, themed Affinity Houses and Greek life housing. A limited number of seniors can receive permission to live in downtown Lewisburg.

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  • Students in ELC hearth space

    Elaine Langone Center

    Eat, Study, Collaborate

    This space on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center is a popular gathering spot where you can eat, study, collaborate, hang out and meet with faculty. Grab lunch at the Bison dining area next door, and sign up for student activities in the busy hallway.

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Office of Admissions


One Dent Drive


Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed (though we host campus visits many Saturdays)