Situated along the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Bucknell University is a private liberal arts university with roughly 3,500 undergraduate and about 100 graduate students. Bucknell University was founded in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg and the first building on campus is the current Taylor Hall. When it suffered financially in 1881, William Bucknell’s large donation of $50,000 saved the institution, and the university was renamed in his honor.
Today, Bucknell University covers 450 acres with over 100 buildings. The university features 47 majors and 65 minors and is well-known for its research opportunities. It is one of the country’s largest private liberal arts universities, featuring a wide variety of courses and programs for students to choose from. It is a selective university with a 27 percent acceptance rate.
The Bucknell Bison are part of the Division I Patriot League except for football, where they are Division I-AA. The university is home to 25 varsity teams that include basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and football. The football team plays at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium, the basketball team plays at Sojka Pavilion, and the baseball team plays at Eugene B. Depew Field. School colors are orange and blue.
Settled in 1784, Lewisburg is a charming borough with a long history. It is located about an hour north of Harrisburg and about 23 miles south of Williamsport. Lewisburg apartments are perfectly located only about three hours from the major metro areas of New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. An apartment in the Bucknell University area can also be found in the nearby communities of Linntown, Fairville, and College Park.