About Bucknell

Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.


Affinity Housing

The Affinity Housing Program provides a unique living and learning experience that enables a group of students to live together while exploring a common area of interest. Student groups ranging from a cadre of like-minded individuals to members of the same student organization apply to live together in one of Bucknell's Small Houses or residence halls.

Majors and Minors

Art & Art History

In studio art, you'll get an intensive one-on-one education in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, multimedia, and video and performance art. Art history explores art from prehistory to the present through the Rothschild-Johnson NYC Art Weekend and culminating with the Intercollegiate Art History Symposium.



Bucknell has one of the largest varsity programs in the country, with 27 teams competing in the Division I Patriot League. But many more of our students compete in recreational sports through an extensive intramural program as well as student-initiated and student-run club sports.

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