Data as of Sept. 8, 2015.

Applicant and Enrollee Pool


10,967 – Applicants

2,718 – Admitted (24.8% admittance rate)

938 – Enrolled (34.5% yield rate), admitted students who enrolled

Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities 698 333 108
Engineering 3,270 624 187
Physical & Natural Sciences 2,351 578 159
Management 1,490 282 108
Social Sciences 1,744 470 167
Undecided 1,414 431 209
TOTAL 10,967 2,718 938

Applicants Stats

Applicant and Enrollee Pool

10,967 – Applicants

2,718 –  Admitted (24.8% admittance rate)

938 –  Enrolled (34.5% yield rate), admitted students who enrolled

Academic Qualifications

3.54 Average GPA

590 - 680 – SAT critical reading (middle 50%) 

620 - 710 – SAT math (middle 50%)

590 - 690 – SAT writing (middle 50%)  

28 - 32 – ACT composite (middle 50%)


Merit Scholarships

42 - Presidential Fellows

82 - Deans Scholars

7 - B-WISE Scholars (women in science)

65 - Campus Enrichment Scholars

31 - Arts Merit Scholars

Financial Aid

Financial Aid


The average total need-based aid package (including grants, scholarships, loans and student employment) for a student in the Class of 2019 who demonstrates financial need is about $34,400 per year

Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates

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Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates

To apply, complete a CSS PROFILE online at by November 15 for Early Decision I consideration and by January 15 for Regular Decision and Early Decision II consideration. 

See for the full set of requirements. 

Federal Student Loan

The average total federal student loan indebtedness upon graduation for Bucknell graduates who borrowed federal loans is about $22,500. 

Class Diversity

Class Diversity

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Class Diversity


Countries are represented.

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh,
Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia,
Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France,
Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy,
Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan,
Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico,
Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, New Zealand,
Pakistan, Romania, Russia,
Serbia, South Africa, South Korea,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Arab Emirates,
United Kingdom, and Vietnam

Interests & Accomplishments​

Founded a chapter of Kids Serving Kids

Built a log cabin

Won first-place in the state DECA-Emerging Leaders & Entrepreneurs competition

Competed in the International Junior Golf Tour

Performs the traditional Mexican dance, Flor de Piña

Named Student of the Year, 2013 by the Times of India

Advocates for orphans

Studied sustainable development in Maldives

Won scholarships for choral music, communications, promise in science and social justice, among others


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