Bucknell University
Bucknell University
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  • Kaazamm
    Austin, Texas13 contributions
    Great school to go for serious education in gorgeous place
    Bucknell University has high reputation and ranking in Liberal Arts, Engineering and Biology/Animal Behavior. It's costly and seems out of reach for us at the first place, but with scholarships it's like my child's dream comes true. My daughter got accepted to several other colleges that offered somewhat more scholarships, but this one was her first choice not only because of great academics but also gorgeous location, and after hearing her saying timidly something like, "Well, I guess it might be ok if I have to pick the other one, I just focus on my study and don't look at the place too much for 4 years...". So that's it, Bucknell it is. And she is studying hard and lives happily ever after...
    Traveled solo
    Written October 23, 2013
  • Marcia M
    54 contributions
    Beautiful Campus
    My daughter attends school there. She’s in her second year. The campus is huge and the buildings are lovely. She enjoys most of her classes and she likes the smaller class sizes.
    Traveled with family
    Written October 13, 2018
  • David L
    52 contributions
    Lifestyles of the rich and famous!
    Bucknell is a great university, especially the engineering program. However it comes at a high price! Check out the internet for current tuition, room and board and you will see that one either has to have some serious cash to go here or be eligible for grants/scholarships. The campus is first-rate as far as the quality of the facilities and the aesthetics. It is situated in Lewisburg of course and there is not enough that I can say about the town. Some refer to it as the "Williamsburg of Pennsylvania." Students often graduate and then return to the area as they had such a great experience when they were attending college here. Bucknell University has invested heavily in the Lewisburg downtown area as they have the bookstore there, purchased the local theatre and renovated the US Post Office building to make it office space for the university as well as continue to serve the USPS. As a result, the students are more drawn to the downtown than in earlier decades which brings about a better feeling of "community" between them and the local residents. Last year the new dorms were opened on campus so that a greater portion of the student body would reside there. Off campus living is now restricted to a lottery system.
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 29, 2016
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pamelamF2120IY
Palo Alto, CA64 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Beautiful campus. Nice students. Math faculty are not good educators. Good liberal arts education. Administrators do not care about students.
Written January 30, 2019
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M F
Maryland90 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
As an alumni I was back at Bucknell for first time in quite a number of years. It's still as beautiful as ever, with quality academics. But sad to see that it's fallen to political correctness found at so many universities.
Written July 24, 2018
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Steambush
Great Barrington, MA866 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
I'm ready to go, I wonder if I could get in... Yes, it's roughly $60,000 per year, but man, what a way to spend four years! We arrived after driving up Routes 11 and 15 (very strange roads, by the way, almost as if they had decayed from a "prime" from 1950, pre interstate...), having visited Dickinson College the day before, and were taken on a tour by the most charming young woman (a Junior) who made this college seem quite idyllic. The school is in the most quaint town, quite literally in the middle of nowhere to this Western New England family. The informational session only added to the appeal. It felt right, and impressed us all, although I think my wife and I liked it the most. I would feel so comfortable having my daughter go to this school in what felt like a safe town that seemed to love its college. Wouldn't it be nice if we could go back to college every ten years or so? I know I'm ready...
Written April 6, 2014
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Rosie
Flushing, NY7 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
Bucknell University provides an outstanding foundation for all its students. Bucknellians are taught to think critically thus creating very marketable employees.
Written February 17, 2014
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John R
Shanghai, China33 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
We recently finished a week of college tours, and Bucknell University was truly a stand-out for many reasons. We were able to do a special engineering tour, which included a tour of the engineering classrooms and labs. The tour guide was a chemical engineering student who shared interesting information about her undergraduate research. In addition, three students toured us around campus and were also incredibly friendly and informative, very patient with everyone's questions even in cold, snowy weather. The tour included an information session and access to the dining hall, dorm room, and many academic buildings. Gives a comprehensive view of the culture and personality of the university.
Written February 13, 2016
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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,227 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The campus is beautiful and offers much to the community, The Samek Art Museum, Weis Center for the Performing Arts, sports and the many cultural activities you would expect. I believe one of the best things about Bucknell is the central Pennsylvania location and the charming town of Lewisburg. The area boasts outdoor activities in the nearby rolling hills,forests, streams and rivers. Downtown has boutiques, shops, a great book store, restaurants, pubs and lovely tree lined streets with Victorian homes. There are parks, a water front and many local museums and historical sites. While visiting the University, stay and enjoy the area.
Written September 13, 2015
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Rblkr
MD13 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
Family college visit to Bucknell. My daughter loved the school and hopes to attend next year. Really nice campus and friendly students/faculty.
Written October 16, 2014
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MwMaines
Webster, NY15 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Well organized Lacrosse Recruiting Tournament run by Coaching Staff at Bucknell.... Boys appreciated air conditioned Dorms after Hot Days on Field. If your team wants tons of lacrosse over 3 Days 10-12 games.... this is a great pick
Written July 4, 2014
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England2,927 contributions
Aug 2022
For anyone seeking a studious college atmosphere in a beautiful setting in the area around Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, it’s hard to do better than Bucknell University. We rode our bikes here from downtown Lewisburg up a few major hills to get to campus, and from there we had a gorgeous view of the countryside while surrounded by young students aimed at furthering their education and absorbing knowledge into their maturing brains. In this era of COVID spread, we also came across a few classes being held outside. Cherry Wonderdog only wishes there were other canines roaming the quad with whom to frolic in the grass.
Written September 9, 2022
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grace s
Morristown, NJ12 contributions
Nov 2019
Visiting with my daughter and had a very interesting and knowledgeable guide of the university. The architecture and grounds are well kept and beautiful planned. We were impressed with the field house and playing fields. The dorm rooms were large compared to other campus we visited this past weekend.
Written November 5, 2019
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