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At Bucknell, you can choose from a broad range of majors and minors that gives you the freedom to pursue your interests and combine fields. Our alumni include an English major who's a top stem-cell researcher, a Spanish major who's the CEO of a major media organization and an engineering major who has won two Academy Awards for visual effects. With a Bucknell degree, you'll be prepared for a flexible and daring career, and a fulfilling life. | See more about how Bucknell will change your life.
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Meet civil engineer and water polo player Shyla Lintz '18. She does undergraduate research and interned with the Federal Highway Administration.Read about Shyla and some of our other students through Bucknell Student Stories.
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We require the ACT +/or the SAT.
Engineering students are required to have one year of either chemistry or physics; however, Bucknell strongly recommends a minimum of three years of science, including chemistry and physics.
At least two-and-a-half years of college-preparatory mathematics are required for admission. Science, engineering and math students need at least three years' worth.
You'll need to complete at least two years of one foreign language in high school to be admitted to Bucknell.
You don't have to know your exact major. You can apply "undecided" to the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Management or the College of Engineering.
|Application Type||Application Due||CSS Profile Due||Admissions & Aid Notice Sent||Admissions Notice Available Online||Deposit Due|
|Early Decision I||Nov. 15, 2016||Nov. 15, 2016||Dec. 13, 2016||Dec. 14, 2016||Jan. 17, 2017|
|Early Decision II||Jan. 15, 2017||Jan. 15, 2017||Feb. 14, 2017||Feb. 15, 2017||March 7, 2017|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 15, 2017||Jan. 15, 2017||March 28, 2017||March 29, 2017||May 1, 2017|
Many variables (parent & student income, parent & student assets, number of family members in the household, etc.) are included in the calculation of financial need. There's no specific income cutoff in determining financial aid eligibility.Tuition & Financial Aid
You must be enrolled full-time to be eligible for Bucknell grants and scholarships. For federal or state aid, you must be enrolled at least half-time.Tuition & Financial Aid
In May/June, we review the figures on your tax returns, W-2s and verification forms to make sure that you're still eligible for the original aid package that we awarded to you. If we have to make any changes, we'll inform you as soon as possible and ask for any additional information.Tuition & Financial Aid
Some graduate grant assistance is available. Contact Graduate Studies (570-577-1304) for more information. Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 in unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan. Students may also be eligible for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.Expenses and Financial Aid
If you are studying in a Bucknell approved off-campus program, typically you will receive the amount of aid you would have received had you remained on Bucknell's campus. Federal Work-Study cannot be used for off-campus study.Tuition & Financial Aid
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