College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
College Factual ranked Bucknell as #66 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.
Bucknell also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.
The acceptance rate at Bucknell University is a competitive 35%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.
About 35% of students accepted to Bucknell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 710. Math scores were between 655 and 740.
At Bucknell, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Bucknell University is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bucknell University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bucknell the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 86%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,695 undergraduates at Bucknell with 3,686 being full-time and 9 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bucknell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bucknell, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $10,521 a year. That adds up to $42,084 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bucknell is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for Bucknell are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||89||$49,507|
|Natural Resources Conservation||31||NA|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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