Colgate University vs. Bucknell University Overview

You’re wrestling with a tough question: “Should I go to Colgate or bucknell ?”

What are your chances at Colgate?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Colgate or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    This complete guide analyzes both the quantitative and qualitative differences between Colgate andBucknell University. This comparison is particularly valuable at understanding the cultural nuances between the colleges since it uses student videos to capture the “vibes” of campus - these videos are exclusively available on CampusReel :)

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go through a general overview of the high-level differences between Colgate University and Bucknell University. The table below summarizes some of the most important statistics around competitiveness, costs, etc.

    Colgate University Bucknell University
    In-state Tuition $49,970 $50,152
    Net Price $22,687.0 $36,834.0
    Average Financial Aid $43,663 $29,228
    Total Undergraduates 2834 3522
    Average SAT Scores 1250 - 1450 1210 - 1390
    Acceptance Rate 27 25
    Location 13 Oak Dr One Dent Drive
    City Name Hamilton Lewisburg

    WARNINGS: Based on net price alone, Colgate University is the cheaper option. However, this sticker price may not adequately represent the difference in living costs between Hamilton and Lewisburg. Colgate is in a Mid-Atlantic and bucknell is in a Mid-Atlantic - sometimes off campus meals and housing costs can dramatically vary between schools.

    Is Colgate University or Bucknell University Harder to get into? Which school is easier to get into?

    If you’re looking at acceptance rate alone, then Bucknell University is more difficult to get into. However, each college is looking to fill its incoming class with a variety of students with different strengths, backgrounds, etc. Therefore, the acceptance rate alone is not a good indicator that Bucknell University is a better school or will be more difficult for you specifically to get into. On the flipside, Colgate University is easier to get into based on acceptance rate alone.

    You can use the below college admissions predictor to determine your likelihood of acceptance at either school.

    What are your chances at Colgate?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Colgate or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    How do Colgate dorms compare to housing options at bucknell?

    Both colleges provide on-campus living options. Colgate charges for on-campus living, while bucknell charges N/A for on-campus living. Most importantly, though, check out the video below for a sample of dorm tours at each school.

    How does Colgate social life compare to bucknell?

    It’s tough to understand the nuances of social life with data alone. That’s why we’ve brought in real student videos to show how Colgate social life differs from bucknell.

    The table below helps demonstrate the student body differences as well.
    Colgate University, % bucknell, %
    White 66.87 76.75
    Hispanic 9.28 6.19
    Black 4.38 3.41
    Foreign 8.72 5.48
    Others 10.8 8.2

    How different is the Colgate campus compared to bucknell campus?

    The Colgate campus is located in Hamilton, NY and is characterized as Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area). The bucknell campus is located in Lewisburg, PA and is characterized as Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area).

    Which school gives more financial aid?

    Colgate provides $43,663 whereas bucknell provides an average of $29,228.

    How does Colgate academics compare to bucknell?

    When analyzing academics between Colgate University and Bucknell University we’ll look at both what current students are studying and also where they end up after graduation. After all, college should prepare you for a career! Analyzing each school’s outcomes is super valuable to understand the value of the degree.

    Majors Colgate bucknell
    Agriculture agriculture operations and related sciences N/A N/A
    Natural resources and conservation 32 16
    Architecture and related services N/A N/A
    Area ethnic cultural gender and group studies 9 8
    Communication journalism and related programs N/A N/A
    Computer and information sciences and support services 26 14
    Communications technologies technicians and support services N/A N/A
    Personal and culinary services N/A N/A
    Engineering N/A 167
    Education 21 20
    Engineering technologies and engineering related fields N/A N/A

    Which is better: Colgate University or Bucknell University?

    What are your chances at Colgate?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Colgate or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    We’ve compared dorm life, costs, outcomes and more to provide the most complete comparison between Colgate and bucknell. But, you’re smart enough to know that numbers paint a terrible picture for truly understanding what each college and community is like. And, the real answer to which school is better is: the school that’s right for you. No matter who you ask, if they know what they’re talking about, the answer is the same: the “better” school is whatever is the best fit for you personally. That’s why it’s extremely important to check out all the videos on CampusReel for each school.

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