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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.6% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
10,487 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
819 Graduates

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The median tuition at Bucknell University is $51,676, which is $19,466 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,339.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Bucknell University received 10,487 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.38% annual decline. Out of those 10,487 applicants, 3,138 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,626 students enrolled at Bucknell University in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bucknell University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Bucknell University has a total enrollment of 3,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Bucknell University is 3,569 students and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Bucknell University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bucknell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Asian, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.42% Black or African American, 0.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 6.78% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Bucknell University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.41%), followed by White Male (0.36%) and Two or More Races Female (0.06%).

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In 2016, 199 more women than men graduated from Bucknell University. The majority of students graduating from Bucknell University are White. These 858 graduates mean that there were 17.9 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 48 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Bucknell University is General Economics with 102 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 93 graduates and General Political Science & Government with 62 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Bucknell University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 27 graduates, followed by Social Sciences with 247 graduates and Language & Linguistics with 44 graduates.


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Bucknell University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.9M (N/A), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Bucknell University had a total expenditure of $205M. Of that $205M, they spent $87.4M on salaries and $31.9M on benefits.

Bucknell University employs 160 Associate professors, 129 Assistant professors, and 106 Professors. Most academics at Bucknell University are Male Associate professors (90), Male Professors (73), and Female Associate professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bucknell University are: Service, with 179 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 161 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 129 employees.



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