Bucknell University, a liberal arts institution in the borough of Lewisburg brings student living to a scenic area along the Susquehanna River and into the countryside of central Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1846, and has become recognized as a top college in the country as well as the nation’s largest private liberal arts institution. Today, Bucknell remains primarily and undergraduate school, with about 3,4000 individuals in student housing, but also enrolls about 150 graduate students, most of whom opt to reside in off campus housing. The confluence of the major river, small downtown area and several popular parks make Lewisburg a charming spot for student living.
Those enrolled at Bucknell University spread into many different academic specialties during their period of study. The institution offers nearly 50 majors and more than 60 minors, with programs in engineering, management, education and music, as well as nationally recognized pre-professional programs in law and medicine. Bucknell ranks among the top 20 U.S. liveral arts colleges in the number of graduates who eventually earn doctorates, and in 2009 was ranked the 46th best college in America by Forbes Magazine.
After freshmen year, students are eligible to reside in a Bucknell University apartment or other off campus housing option. These arrangements place students in the Lewsburg community, where they can enjoy attractions like the Campus Theater, Zelda’s Cafe and Hufnagle Park.
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