Bucknell University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lewisburg, PA, a predominately rural area. Around three thousand students are enrolled at Bucknell University.
Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to Bucknell University. A score between 1800 to 2090 on the SAT exam, or 27 to 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Bucknell University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.78. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 30% of students who applied are granted admission to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at bucknell.edu.
Overall Bucknell University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Bucknell University was reported as 29.5% in Fall 2013 with over 7,950 college applications submitted to Bucknell University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1800 - 2090
- ACT Scores: 27 - 32
- Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78
How Hard Is It to Get into Bucknell University?
Applicant Selectivity: High
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Bucknell University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bucknell University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 29.9%
- 2010-2011: 31.4%
- 2011-2012: 27.6%
- 2012-2013: 27.0%
- 2013-2014: 29.5%
- Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 28.8%
How Does Bucknell University Compare?
The acceptance rate for Bucknell University is eighty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill||81.1%|
|Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton||86.3%|
|Lebanon Valley College||66.9%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Recommended
- High School Class Rankings are Recommended
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Required
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bucknell University (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||580 - 680|
|Math||620 - 720|
|Writing||600 - 690|
|Total Score||1800 - 2090|
|English||28 - 33|
|Math||27 - 32|
|Composite Score||27 - 32|