The truth is, we can't tell you your chances of being admitted. While grades, test scores and recommendations are extremely important, we look for more in our applicants.

We look for students who are daring, who will contribute to the world in thoughtful, bold and compassionate ways.

So if you’re a learner and a leader, we hope you will consider Bucknell.

Applicant Pool

  • 10,253 Applicants
  • 3,187 Admitted (31.1% admittance rate)
  • 973 Enrolled (30.5% yield rate)

Academic Qualifications

  • Average GPA 3.77
  • Middle 50% SAT critical reading: 600-710
  • Middle 50% SAT math: 620-730
  • Middle 50% SAT writing: 610-710
  • Middle 50% SAT R evidence-based reading and writing: 610-680
  • Middle 50% SAT R math: 620-720
  • Middle 50% ACT composite: 28-31

Class Diversity

  • Students represent 31 states and the District of Columbia, 49 countries.
  • 21.7% students of color
  • 10.5% first-generation students
  • 6.1% non-U.S. citizens, 7.3% dual citizens and permanent residents

Merit Scholarships

  • 30 Arts Merit Scholars 
  •  8 B-WISE Scholars (women in science) 
  • 79 Dean's Scholars
  •  1 FIRST Scholar
  • 30 Posse Scholars 
  • 24 Presidential Fellows
  •  1 PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholar 

Summary based on data as of Sept. 5, 2017.

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