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Bucknell University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,531

Average annual cost of attendance: $34,502

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Bucknell University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $19,257

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $18,402

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $24,514

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $33,570

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $46,785

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Bucknell University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Bucknell University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 89%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 93%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $70,800

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 88%

Bucknell University Admissions

Bucknell University Acceptance Rate: 30%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 610 to 710

SAT Critical Reading: 590 to 670

SAT Writing: 590 to 690

ACT English: 28 to 33

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: 9 to 10

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Bucknell University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Bucknell University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 11%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 36%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Bucknell University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Bucknell University:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 12%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 20%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 3%
  • Engineering – 16%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 3%
  • History – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 3%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Social Sciences – 22%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Bucknell University, visit their website.

Bucknell University Diversity

Overall Composition at Bucknell University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Bucknell University full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Bucknell University part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Bucknell University:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 5%

Black: 3%

Hispanic: 6%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 0%

White: 75%

Bucknell University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 20.6

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.