Bucknell University

Is Bucknell a Good School for the Money?

Bucknell University Value Report

Is a Bucknell degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Pennsylvania, Bucknell is a Great Quality for a Fair Price.

Average Pennsylvania Value
Top 5% Pennsylvania Quality

Bucknell University is ranked #5 out of #123 in Pennsylvania for quality and #56 out of #111 for Pennsylvania value.

This makes it a great quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  56 out of 111
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  49.55 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Find out if Bucknell offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Bucknell University is ranked #799 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Bucknell University is a fair value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced appropriately based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  799 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  45.72 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
DePauw University $152,936 A-
Wellesley College $202,582 C+
Union College New York $206,441 C+
Colby College $211,265 C
Carleton College $211,623 C
University of Virginia - Main Campus $211,997 C+
Lehigh University $218,422 C
Bates College $221,028 C
University of Southern California $226,981 C
Bucknell University $237,889 C
Boston University $240,031 C-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $237,889 for a Bucknell Degree

The Bucknell time to graduate is about 4.05 years and will cost an estimated $58,738 per year. This brings the total cost to 237,889.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $58,738
Average Years to Graduate 4.05
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $237,889

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Bucknell student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Bucknell degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$180,407 In-State With Aid
$305,370 Avg Cost No Aid
4.05 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Bucknell value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $305,370 #701 C
All Students $237,889 #799 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $180,407 #684 C
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $305,370 #47 C+
All Students $237,889 #56 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $180,407 #45 C+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Pennsylvania.

About 59% of Bucknell students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bucknell financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Bucknell cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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