Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania accepts 88 percent of students who apply, making it somewhat selective. However, applicants with grades and test scores above average are likely to get in, especially if they have work experience, a list of extracurricular activities, and a strong academic background. Students are encouraged to visit the campus and to contact the admissions office with any questions. Students can fill out an application online, and must submit high school transcripts as well.

Admissions Data (2016)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Description

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public, four-year university located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The 282-acre campus supports about 10,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 21 to 1 and an average lecture class size of 33. Bloomsburg offers 54 bachelor’s degree programs, 45 minors, and 19 graduate programs across their colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology. For high-achieving students, Bloomsburg has an Honors Program.

There is plenty to do on campus, as Bloomsburg is home to over 200 student clubs and organizations, including Chess Club, Judo Club, and Scuba Diving Club. Bloomsburg also has a host of intramural sports, 12 fraternities, 14 sororities, and lots of club sports like Rock Climbing, Equestrian, and Ski and Snowboarding. For intercollegiate athletics, Bloomsburg competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The university fields nine men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,637 (8,974 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,154 (in-state); $21,246 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,912
  • Other Expenses: $3,140
  • Total Cost: $23,406 (in-state); $34,498 (out-of-state)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,671
    • Loans: $7,847

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Field Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source=

National Center for Educational Statistics