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If your social, smart, and willing to takeEconomics
If your social, smart, and willing to take a very unique college experience then Bucknell is for you. I played football all four years, was social chair of my fraternity, and had an unbelievable time there. It is ridiculous when you meet alumni and talk about Bucknell, all smiles during conversations. Anyone who stayed all four years ABSOLUTELY loved it. If you didn't like it or transferred it was for 3 reasons: school was too challenging, you're introverted and not social, or you got kicked out. No alumni will ever complain about their Bucknell experience, if you don't believe this post ask the thousands that are roaming the world and doing exceptional things, they'll verify this account. Do sports, if not Greek, if not clubs and intramurals, and if not those make friends wherever (Library has some hot hot hot women in there). Unbelievable Academics, top 10 party school, and the alumni network is par-none. Only negatives is its a like a big preppy high school, but if your open and can smile when you meet people your experience will be 10 times easier. Ray Bucknell.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Wrong choice!Not so bright
Wrong choice! I was happy to get in here for engineering. Now that I am here I feel like I am back I'm high school. Rich, privileged white jocks abound. They obviously accept anyone who can pay in full and are not shy about it. Nothing to do in this quiet town except get stinking drunk every weekend. Fine for first year terribly boring every other year. College is about stepping out of your comfort zone, mixing with new types of people and learning new things. I have found neither of these at Bucknell.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Collaboration/Competitive: A-, Useful Schoolwork: F
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BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT CHOOSING TO GO HERE! I visited the summer before my senior year. The gorgeous campus drew me in. By the end of the tour, my mom and I fell in love with the school. I applied ED1 and got in (but didn't get a penny of scholarship money :/). I chose the school because of its great academics, beautiful campus, nice facilities, and proximity to home. I DID NOT ASSESS THE SOCIAL ASPECT! I figured that friends would come on their own as long as I wasn't in my dorm all day everyday. It turns out that despite my efforts, I cannot make friends here and I feel like I don't fit in. I talked to a counselor (at least Bucknell has a good student development center) and she said that I should consider transferring. She told me that a lot of people put on a mask to fit in with the crowd and that friendships are often superficial. If you're like me (a shy introvert with a hatred of partying/drinking and a need for one or two close friends instead of a bunch of casual ones), DO NOT GO HERE! I'm so lonely here that I might even transfer in the fall.That being said, the social aspect is the only problem I have with the school, so if you're not like me, you'll fit right in and I HIGHLY recommend it. The professors are awesome, the food's alright, the gym is great (I was able to start working out thanks to the free group fitness classes offered there), and the dorms are nice.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: F
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