Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Bucknell University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationhttps://www.bucknell.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 35.00% and the yield is 26.00%. 5,652 men and 5,611 women applied to Bucknell and 1,752 men and 2,132 women students were accepted. Among them, 491 men and 533 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,2635,6525,611
Admitted3,9421,7522,132
Enrolled1,025491533
Acceptance Rate 35.00%31.00%38.00%
Yield 26.00%28.03%25.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 360 students (35% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 179 students (17%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 640. The SAT Math score is 740 (75th) and 655 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 29 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640710
SAT Math655740
ACT Composite2933
ACT Math2733
ACT English2934
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bucknell University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Bucknell University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Bucknell Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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