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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.

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Learn About Applying

We're looking for students with the drive to discover new truths and invent new possibilities.

How to apply

Early Decision I Dates and Deadlines

  • Nov. 15, 2019: EDI application and CSS Profile financial aid application due
  • Mid-December 2019: EDI admissions decisions released and EDI financial aid award letters mailed
  • Mid-January 2020: Enrollment deposits due for students admitted through Early Decision I

Early Decision II Dates and Deadlines

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

Regular Decision Dates and Deadlines

  • Jan. 15, 2020: RD application and CSS Profile financial aid application due
  • By April 1, 2020: RD admissions decisions released and financial aid award letters mailed
  • May 1, 2020: RD deposit due

Note: Our Enrolled Student Day (March 21) and Admitted Student Day (April 18) events have been cancelled. We will be contacting admitted students with information about virtual visit experiences.

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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 can choose suite- and apartment-style living, themed Affinity Houses, Greek life housing or traditional residence halls.

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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 students eat, study, collaborate, hang out and meet with faculty. Grab a chef-crafted lunch at the Bison, sign up for student activities or pick up a package in lockers you open with your phone.

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Office of Admissions


One Dent Drive


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