Parents of Prospective Students

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In many ways, your student's college search journey is also your journey. As you work with your student to explore college options, we're here to work with you to answer your questions about Bucknell.

Applications for Bucknell's Class of 2026 will open Aug. 1, 2021

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How to check the status of a Bucknell application

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Virtually Limitless

You control the action inside the Bucknell Virtual Experience — the newest way to explore Bucknell using your computer, smartphone or an Oculus virtual reality headset.

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Who is Bucknell?

As one of the nation's preeminent liberal arts universities and Division I schools, we offer a world-class learning experience where your student will be mentored by outstanding, award-winning professors. With a low student-faculty ratio (9 to 1) and campus where high-tech labs far outnumber lecture halls, our priority is personalized, experiential learning.

  • Three colleges, endless possibilities: With more than 60 majors across three colleges — Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management — your student can explore many different interests and graduate with an array of in-demand skills. Our highly accessible academic advisers are ready to help them navigate their educational journey.
  • Research that matters: At Bucknell, we'll pair your student with the funding and faculty support they need to complete and publish undergraduate research. Perhaps your student will develop a way to filter carbon out of the air, slowing the spread of global warming. Or uncover a financial trend before anyone else. Or engineer a cheaper way to bring clean water to communities in need. We'll give your student the tools and guidance to make a better world.
  • Safe and supported: We are a safe, walkable community with strong connections to quaint downtown Lewisburg, which is just a short walk away. On-campus Public Safety and confidential health-care services provide an open door to around-the-clock support. Whatever your student's needs, we rise up to support your student's well-being and success.
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A Record Number of Bucknell Applicants

Thanks in part to an on-campus fall semester that gave applicants “confidence in Bucknell's ability to excel in challenging situations,” the University saw a record number of applicants for the Class of 2025.

Admissions Advice, in a Podcast

 

Listen to College Admissions Insider, the podcast that delivers helpful strategies for each stage of your college search. Guests include experts in Bucknell's Office of Admissions, but the advice is designed for students interested in any school. New episodes drop every two weeks. Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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5 New Ways to Explore Bucknell

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

Over the past year, Bucknell has introduced a suite of options designed to help prospective students and their families learn more about our unique approach to living and learning.

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See Bucknell through our students’ eyes

  • 2019 Commencement graduate

    Where They’ll Go From Here

    Outcomes

    You've been there since the beginning. In high school, you encouraged them to embrace their curiosity and reach for academic and extracurricular success. In college, you want them to be supported, challenged and equipped with all the tools they'll need for life.

    A Bucknell education prepares students for whatever comes next. For some, that's a meaningful career in an in-demand field. For others, it's postgraduate work at the nation's leading medical schools, law schools and graduate schools. They all join a worldwide alumni network ready to help fellow Bucknellians succeed.

  • Jenna Marek

    Explorers, Leaders, Innovators

    Student Stories

    Our students aren't waiting to begin improving the world around them. They're making the most of Bucknell's immersive undergraduate experiences to express their artistry, become successful entrepreneurs and make scientific breakthroughs.

Amal Kabalan

Teaching at Bucknell is a very personal process. It is not just about delivering course material, but it is also about the process of discovering the passion of each student and helping them achieve their dreams.

Professor Amal Kabalan, electrical & computer engineering

Office of Admissions

Location

One Dent Drive

Hours

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