The truth is, we can't tell you your chances of being admitted. While grades, test scores and recommendations are extremely important, we look for more in our applicants.

We look for students who are daring, who will contribute to the world in thoughtful, bold and compassionate ways.

So if you’re a learner and a leader, we hope you will consider Bucknell.

Applicant Pool

  • 10,967 Applicants
  • 2,718 Admitted (24.8% admittance rate)
  • 938 Enrolled (34.5% yield rate)

Academic Qualifications

  • Average GPA 3.54
  • Middle 50% SAT critical reading 590-680
  • Middle 50% SAT math 620-710
  • Middle 50% SAT writing 590-690
  • Middle 50% ACT composite 28-32

Class Diversity

  • Students represent 32 states, the District of Columbia and 37 countries.
  • 23.3% students of color
  • 11.7% first-generation students
  • 5.4% non-U.S. citizens, 4.7% dual citizens and permanent residents

Merit Scholarships

  • 42 Presidential Fellows
  • 82 Dean’s Scholars
  • 31 Arts Merit Scholars
  • 65 Campus Enrichment Scholars
  • 7 B-WISE Scholars (women in science)

Summary based on preliminary data as of Sept. 8, 2015.


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