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 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 34.23% and the yield is 28.61%. 5,135 men and 4,710 women applied to Bucknell University and 1,616 men and 1,754 women students were accepted. Among them, 459 men and 505 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants9,8455,1354,710
Admitted3,3701,6161,754
Enrolled964459505
Acceptance Rate 34.23%31.47%37.24%
Yield 28.61%28.40%28.79%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 695 students (72% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 350 students (36%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 700 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 730 (75th) and 635 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 28 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620700
SAT Math635730
ACT Composite2832
ACT Math2631
ACT English2934
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Bucknell University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, 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 and High School Rank. 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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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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