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Bucknell University is a highly selective private university in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg, and changed its name to Bucknell University in 1881, after benefactor William Bucknell, who helped save the university from financial ruin. The school colors are orange and blue and the mascot is Bucky the Bison.
About the school
Bucknell has approximately 3,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. There are more than 50 majors and 60 minors within two colleges: engineering and liberal arts. Bucknell has small class sizes, with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio.
In the News
- In 2005, the men's Bison basketball team surprised the nation by defeating the University of Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament. They lost in the second round to the University of Wisconsin.
- In 2006, the Bison were undefeated in the Patriot League. They again won in the first round of the NCAA tournament, this time playing the University of Arkansas. They lost to the University of Memphis in the second round.
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- Christy Mathewson, former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (did not graduate)
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- College Search - Bucknell University - At a Glance (English) (HTML). College Board. Retrieved on May 28, 2010.
- History of Bucknell