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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1839
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,877
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $10,425,077
Admissions Address

400 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Website

http://www.bloomu.edu

Admissions E-mail

buadmiss@bloomu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Christopher Keller
Admissions office telephone: (570) 389-4316
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Send application by: October 31
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.bloomu.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: N/A
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: N/A
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 94%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 8,943
Total acceptances: 5,386
Total freshman enrollment: 1,644
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 12%
Male applicants: 3,387
Male acceptances: 1,967
Male freshman enrollment: 652
 
Female applicants: 5,556
Female acceptances: 3,419
Female freshman enrollment: 992
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 119
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 540
Math: 470 – 560
Combined: 920 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.5% 0.5%
600-699 8.0% 12.2%
500-599 41.9% 47.2%
400-499 42.9% 33.5%
300-399 6.4% 6.1%
200-299 0.4% 0.4%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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