Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

– A large, sprawling campus for a school of only 3500 students
– Traditional campus feel
– Hip and cute downtown
– 3 colleges within the university – College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Management
– Apply to one of the schools for admittance
– 20% in Engineering, 15% Management, Remaining in Arts and Sciences
– They cap the number of students in Management and Engineering
– Overall standard to get accepted, skew a bit more competitive for Engineering
– Very Athletic environment – Lots of school spirit
– Average class size is 19 students
– Only 60 graduate students so emphasis is on the undergraduate student
– Unusual majors: Animal Behavior, primate lab on campus, research with bats, – Markets Innovation and Design – School of Management
– Linguistics very strong – 45% studying abroad
– 26% admit rate
– Biz Pitch (A mini Shark Tank) A competition, propose a business and will get help to bring it to fruition
– 5-year dual degree program in Engineering – Graduate with 2 Bachelors – Engineering and Management as an example
– Common App – No additional essays other than why did you select your major
– No interviews offered
– A lot more weight on the primary essay to know who you are
– All applications will go to committee
– Do not take into account demonstrated interest, but it is noted
– When you apply require the CSS Profile for financial aid
– Become need aware when they look at the wait list
– Good endowment
– Don’t meet 100% of need
– Merit aid ranges from $2,500 to full tuition, 80% receive merit aid
– ACT no writing, SAT, Old SAT
– 600’s SAT mid 50%, but are looking for students that may score mid 500’s if other pieces are higher performing
– GPA and transcript are most important
– No subject tests required – If you score very high though, submit
– 45% involved in Greek life, cannot participate 1st year
– Crossover Schools – Lehigh, Lafayette

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