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Overall, this school is all about what you

Apr 10 2014Biology
Overall, this school is all about what you make of it. The "stereotypical" Bucknellian is white, rich, and arrogant, but there is so much more to this campus than that, you just have to let yourself find it.

All of the academics here are completely top notch, this is the sort of university that only attracts professors who are brilliant and are interesting in teaching more than doing research. It's easy to get involved in research and to work with faculty.Also, Greek Life is enormous here. Like, enormous. I thought I was never going to join a fraternity, and what do you know, I did. I firmly believe that there is an organization for everyone on this campus, regardless of how you may feel about the idea of going Greek.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: D+

Bucknell has felt like home since the first

Sep 24 2010Economics
Bucknell has felt like home since the first week I was on campus. I knew I would be coming to a school where most everyone was in the top 10% of there class in hight school and many came from more money than I did. Back ground has never been an issue, I am just with a bunch of intellegent kids that love to learn. The faculty are very easy to talk to and I could not imagine being at a school where your classes were taught by grad students.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2011
Individual Value: A+, Surrounding City: B

As a third year student, spending maybe too

Nov 30 2010History/Histories (art history/etc.)
As a third year student, spending maybe too much time at Bucknell and with others who are also at least a little "Bucknell", I've come to really value my experience here. I mean, say all you want, but ultimately there will be a marginal difference between Bucknell and its peer schools. The academics are great, and the professors are really quality all at the accessibility to a low student:faculty ratio. Bucknell doesn't always give you a full load to juggle, but it definitely gives you in terms of academic work, a real intellectual challenge. Of course, strategically you can completely avoid this, but at the same time, it's not hard to find. And it's really not hard to find people who value learning despite the lack of apparent seriousness on campus toward intellectual work. This is not Reed College.

Apart from having good academics and a very beautiful campus (not to mention great services and extra curricular resources that we pay tons for...), Bucknell by essence of what it is can teach a person or at least reinforce some great life skills. Learning how to be presentable at all times, speaking clearly, not being completely under-socialized, juggling fraternity/sorority life, friends, the gym, school work, extra curricular activities all at the same time and doing it well. It's definitely a useful kind of pragmatism to get used to.And really you get attractive people with at least some extent of a stupidity filter on--it's not perfect and doesn't filter for people who don't have common sense, but you typically don't have to deal with your obliviously average bro or dumb sorority girl on a regular basis as you would see at any run of the mill college.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-

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