About Bucknell

Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.


Affinity Housing

The Affinity Housing Program provides a unique living and learning experience that enables a group of students to live together while exploring a common area of interest. Student groups ranging from a cadre of like-minded individuals to members of the same student organization apply to live together in one of Bucknell's Small Houses or residence halls.

Majors and Minors


By studying sociology at Bucknell, you'll learn about social change, patterns and relationships among individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Focus on social categories including age, citizenship, class, family, gender, race and religion.

Majors and Minors

Art & Art History

In studio art, you'll get an intensive one-on-one education in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, multimedia, and video and performance art. Art history explores art from prehistory to the present through the Rothschild-Johnson NYC Art Weekend and culminating with the Intercollegiate Art History Symposium.



Bucknell has one of the largest varsity programs in the country, with 27 teams competing in the Division I Patriot League. But many more of our students compete in recreational sports through an extensive intramural program as well as student-initiated and student-run club sports.

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