Bucknell University, located in central Pennsylvania, selected approximately 63% of it's incoming class from ED1 and ED2, the vast majority coming from ED1. Thus, Bucknell is following the trend we are observing more often in the past few years. ED means you are walking away from any hope of merit aid, so you can see why it is so popular with universities. With an overall admit rate of 32%, according to Jill Medina on a webinar today, Bucknell is becoming more and more selective. Some majors are more difficult to be admitted into than others: psychology had a surprising low admit rate of 13.6%, while computer science and engineering was at 23.7%. The Freeman College of Management saw an admit rate of 22.7%. A student must have taken pre-calculus to be considered competitive, don't think for a second that AP Statistics is going to be an acceptable replacement. Bucknell has D1 sports, a robust Greek scene, and guarantees housing for all four years. Students must self-nominate for merit aid.
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