Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)

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Bucknell University is ranked 40 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 70 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 70%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69954%
600+70%

SAT Math Score

700+31%
600-69954%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3656%
24-2942%
24+98%

Students applied10,967
Students admitted2,718
Admission rate25%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,676
Fees$284
Room and board$12,656
Estimated book expense$900
Total cost$65,516

Cost after need-based aid$40,516
Cost after non-need-based aid$53,752

Average debt at graduation$22,500

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$69,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met91%
Average need-based aid$25,000
Average non-need-based aid$11,764

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,569

Full-Time

Men1,694
Women1,839

Part-Time

Men15
Women21

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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