Applicant and Enrollee Pool


7,864 – Applicants

2,416 – Admitted (30.7% admittance rate)

939 – Enrolled (38.9% yield rate), admitted students who enrolled

Areas of Interest

Arts & Humanities 555 246 84
Engineering 2,361 606 198
Physical & Natural Sciences 1,716 572 172
School of Management 963 222 100
Social Sciences 1,320 394 175
Undecided 949 376 210
TOTAL 7,864 2,416 939

2018 Applicants Stats

Applicant and Enrollee Pool

7,864 – Applicants

2,416 –  Admitted (30.7% admittance rate)

939 –  Enrolled (38.9% yield rate), admitted students who enrolled

Academic Qualifications

Average GPA 3.56

590 - 680 – SAT critical reading (middle 50%) 

620 - 720 – SAT math (middle 50%)

610 - 700 – SAT writing (middle 50%)  

28 - 32 – ACT composite (middle 50%)

Financial Aid

Class of 2018

Financial Aid


The average total need-based aid package (including grants, scholarships, loans and student employment) for a student in the Class of 2018 who demonstrates financial need is about $31,500 per year

Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates

Bucknell's 2014-15

Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates

To apply, complete a CSS PROFILE online at by November 15 for Early Decision I consideration and by January 15 for Regular Decision and Early Decision II consideration. 

See for the full set of requirements. 

Federal Student Loan

The average total federal student loan indebtedness upon graduation for Bucknell graduates who borrowed federal loans is about $22,500. 

Class of 2018 Diversity

Class Diversity


Countries Represented:
Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Class Diversity

Interests & Accomplishments​

Is a recorded gospel artist

Ran the entire coastline of the Jersey Shore to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief

Is a Gates Millennium Scholar

Co-created Number Invaders, an educational computer game

Speaks four languages 

Volunteered for a girls mentoring program

Received 2014 Emerging Young Artist grand prize for music

Promotes epilepsy awareness

Published an opinion piece on NASA's budget cuts


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