Prospective Students

Resources and Information for

Student working in environmental engineering lab

It probably started when you were a kid. 

You started questioning why things work the way they do. You began taking apart electronics to see if you could put them back together. You reshot your favorite movie scenes, performed kitchen science experiments or ran a business in your front yard.

In short, you stepped off the beaten path to find your own way. That journey of learning, and all the experiences and discoveries along the way, has been leading you to something great. At Bucknell University, we're ready to help you get there.


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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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Portrait of Sinet Kroch '22

Get a Student’s View of Life at Bucknell

Each week on @iamraybucknell, our student-run Instagram account, a different student takes over to give you an unfiltered look at life at Bucknell. This week, you'll meet Sinet Kroch '22, an environmental studies and Women's & Gender Studies double-major from Cambodia.

How to Apply

You'll apply to Bucknell using either the Coalition Application or the Common Application — it's your choice. 

Applications for Bucknell's Class of 2026 will open Aug. 1, 2021. The first deadline (Early Decision I) will be Nov. 15, 2021. Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants must apply by Jan. 15, 2022.

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

Visit Options

In-person visits are currently on hold as we work to keep our staff and visitors safe and healthy. 

Until then, we have enhanced our virtual visit options, which you can explore at the link below.

Virtual Visits

Use the link below to learn about:

  • Virtual information sessions, hosted by an admissions counselor and current student(s) 
  • Virtual student ambassador chats covering a range of topics relevant to you 
  • Guided virtual campus tours hosted by current students

Schedule your virtual visit

Emily Scholfield walks on campus

I knew immediately that there was a place for me at Bucknell because here was this professor who was doing the exact thing I was interested in. Knowing from before day one that there was a mentor I could learn from made me feel at home.

Emily Scholfield ’22, biology and philosophy

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