Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Key Stats

Type Of Institution
Comprehensive higher education system

Institutional Designation
Public—State

Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs
$6,622.00

Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs
$16,556.00

Room And Board
$8,265.00

Average Student Aid Package
$8,252.00

Average Percentage Of Financial Need Met
57%

Average Scholarship/Grant Aid Awarded
$5,732.00

Average Work-Study Aid Awarded
$2,404.00

Data research by Next Step Publishing, Inc. Please e-mail us with any correction or updates.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Building on a history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares students to become leaders.

As the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania, BU offers 54 undergraduate majors, 45 undergraduate minors and 19 graduate programs, along with the experiences and technology to give students the best possible preparation for careers in their field.

An alumni base of more than 60,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond. Students also have opportunities to study abroad.

More than 250 student clubs and organizations give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to grow both professionally and personally. Students are involved within the community with more than 62,000 hours dedicated to volunteerism each year.


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Accountingx  
Anthropologyx  
Art History, Criticism and Conservationx  
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Otherx  
Computer Sciencex  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Early Childhood Education and Teachingx  
Economics, Generalx  
Electrical and Electronics Engineeringx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Fine/Studio Arts, Generalx  
Geographyx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Otherx  
Health/Medical Physicsx  
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Otherx  
History, Generalx  
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teachingx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapistx  
Music, Generalx  
Organizational Communication, Generalx  
Philosophyx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Sign Language Interpretation and Translationx  
Social Sciences, Otherx  
Social Workx  
Sociologyx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  

Academic Life

Ranked among the top northeast universities, Bloomsburg University offers 54 programs leading to bachelor's degrees, 44 minors and 20 graduate programs, including a doctorate in audiology.

Bloomsburg University enhances academic excellence through:

  • Co-Curricular Learning: MyCore is a planned start for future success, enabling students to customize their general education program. This cross-disciplinary approach allows students to integrate academic and personal interests for professional growth.
  • Service and Engagement: At BU, volunteerism is integral to the lives of our students, who participate in more than 80,550 hours of community service annually.
  • Collaborative Learning: BU encourages undergraduate student research and collaboration with faculty. Students are connected with faculty, staff and alumni who help align and foster their personal and professional development.

Campus Life

What better way to "Unleash your Inner Husky" than through the variety of student life opportunities, from tackling a 30-foot indoor climbing wall and navigating an outdoor high ropes course to building lifelong friendships in hundreds of student groups and, along the way, gaining resume-building leadership experience.

Get Involved. With more than 250 student clubs and organizations, there’s a group just for you — ranging from community service, faith, the arts, business, entertainment and athletics.

Campus Living doesn’t end when walking out of the residence halls, but grows through lifelong friendships formed by taking advantage of the unique experiences available across campus.

Facilities and Resources

BU overlooks the Town of Bloomsburg and is situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district. Geisinger - Bloomsburg Hospital is across the street from a cluster of residence halls.

Lower campus is home to seven residence halls, a student services center, campus dining, instructional buildings, library and recreational and social facilities.

Upper campus, about a half-mile away, is connected by continuous shuttle service and features athletic facilities, three university-owned student apartment complexes, and a dining and conference facility.

Upper campus is also home to Huskies athletics, including the Nelson Field House; Redman Stadium; fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, baseball and softball; and a new tennis center.

Athletics / Sports

Students who want to play intercollegiate sports at BU must register with the NCAA Eligibility center. In order to compete as a freshman, a student must be certified as a qualifier and have their amateurism certified. Students can begin registering with the EC after their sophomore year in high school.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Many financial aid programs are available to BU students. Undergraduate, graduate, part-time and transfer students from every income bracket may be eligible for some type of financial aid — student employment, grants, scholarships or low-interest loans.

By evaluating financial aid sources and developing a sound financial plan, students will have the monetary resources needed, while minimizing their potential debt burden.

Admission

BU receives nearly 11,000 applications for admission each year. The admissions staff evaluates every application when received and responds within four to six weeks.

While there are no fixed criteria for acceptance, a typical incoming BU student:

  • Has SATs of 1070 (critical reading and math sections only) or an ACT of 23
  • Graduated in the top 25 percent of high school class
  • Graduated with a high B average
  • Most likely took a high school college prep program of study
  • May have Advanced Placement courses that earned college credit or took challenging high school courses
  • Is active in high school and community activities, especially in leadership roles

BU does not require an essay or references with an application and will accept both the "old" and "new" SAT testing scores.

Other Cool Facts

Diversity enriches our lives through diversity of thought, activities and people. Our campus community is brought together as we learn about, experience and discover the world and each other.

Health and safety are important in any community, especially in a residential campus like BU — where health care professionals help you stay healthy, counselors assist you in dealing with college stresses and police officers provide a secure campus environment.

Student Affairs oversees a dynamic, diverse student life with hundreds of ways for students to engage, grow and define your Inner Husky.

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