Prospective Students

Resources and Information for

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You've never been interested in just one thing.

Maybe you're a musician who builds your own electronic instruments from scratch, a lover of numbers and foreign languages, or an aspiring entrepreneur with an idea that will advance equity in neighborhoods across the nation.

At Bucknell, you can translate your varied interests into educational experiences that will not only yield amazing discoveries but put you on the path toward a successful future.

See What's Possible

How to Apply

You'll apply to Bucknell using either the Coalition Application (powered by Scoir) or the Common Application — it's your choice.

The first deadline for admission into the Class of 2028 (Early Decision I) is Nov. 15, 2024. Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications are due by Jan. 15, 2025.

We'll review each application personally, looking far deeper than test scores and GPA to find students who are engaged in the world around them and passionately in pursuit of their own distinct purpose.

See the full application timeline

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My [...] experience so far has been about making things actually happen or seeing why things happen. I feel like I'm actually doing something, and I really enjoy that ... I don’t like just reading; I like seeing results.

Hannah Sieg ’24, business analytics


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Sunday: Closed