Your Bucknell professors will inspire you with their passion for the material and their depth of knowledge. Our student-faculty ration is 9:1, which means you will find that they take the time to get to know you personally and provide help and advice and not just in class. These accomplished scholars will involve you in their research and creative projects. All you need to do is seek the opportunity. You can choose from more than 50 majors and 65 minors at Bucknell. Students build robots, write and perform in their own plays and debate solutions to global issues. Engineers can make art, artists can analyze DNA and philosophers can make music. You will choose your own pathway, but what unites everyone is a shared enthusiasm for learning and a desire to achieve deeper levels of understanding about life and the world. In addition to our faculty, you will be able to experience hearing from visiting scholars and speakers regularly. Recent visitors include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove; founder of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Dr. David Scadden; and author Neil Gaiman.
As the cultural hub of the region, Bucknell's social environment will inspire you and expand your learning. You'll join with active students whose voices are valued in student government and in shaping the University community. Take advantage of speaker series, arts performances and scholarly lectures on campus. Become a member or leader of a student-run organization. From participating in the arts, honor societies, cultural, political or religious organizations, to exploring the outdoors, you'll find your niche. You can compete in and support Division I athletics as well as intramural and club sports and be active in our state-of-the-art fitness center. About half of sophomores, juniors and seniors participate in fraternity and sorority life and students frequently volunteer in the local community or on one of our many national and international service trip opportunities.