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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an annual student enrollment of around 10,000.

Areas of study available at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 910 - 1100 for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. BU has an acceptance rate of about 72% of which only 24% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at BU vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $8,900 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 for the year. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,900 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

This school offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division II)

Students may visit the school's http://www.bloomu.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students BU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to BU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into BU

The table below lists the chances for admission at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants11,423
Granted Admissions8,178 (72%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,984 (24%)

Student Enrollment

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has a total student population of about 10,000, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $6,400-$7,700
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,280
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $670-$800 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$5,980
Receiving Student Loans66%$6,732

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an overall graduation rate which is close to 61%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years41%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

Health and Clinical Professions

Psychology

English Language and Literature

  • Rhetoric and Composition (B)
  • English (B)

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (B)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Security and Protective Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (B)
  • Computer Science (B)
  • Computer (B)

Social Sciences

History

Visual and Performing Arts

Physical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Engineering

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (B)

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