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Bucknell University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1846
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,550
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $522,059,000
Admissions Address

Lewisburg, PA 17837



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kurt Thiede
Admissions office telephone: (570) 577-1101
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
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.bucknell.edu/x14032.xml Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
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 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 1 1
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: Not available
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: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with 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: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 33%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 52%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 31%
Total applicants: 9,021
Total acceptances: 2,990
Total freshman enrollment: 923
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 42%
Male applicants: 4,813
Male acceptances: 1,462
Male freshman enrollment: 464
Female applicants: 4,208
Female acceptances: 1,528
Female freshman enrollment: 459
Out-of-state freshmen: 75%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,057
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 724
Students enrolled from waiting list: 41

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 71%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 94%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 45%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 600 – 680
Math: 630 – 710
Combined: 1230 – 1390

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 17.0% 36.0%
600-699 59.0% 53.0%
500-599 22.0% 10.0%
400-499 2.0% 1.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 38.5% N/A N/A
24-29 52.5% N/A N/A
18-23 8.4% N/A N/A
12-17 0.6% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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