FAST FACTS Established in 1839 as a literary academy, Bloomsburg University is a comprehensive public institution offering 56 undergraduate and 21 graduate programs, including a doctorate in audiology and more than 50 undergraduate minors. Campus 3rd largest school of the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 75 miles north of Harrisburg and 137 miles west of Philadelphia 73 buildings on two campuses across 367 acres in Columbia County Lower campus includes seven residence halls, eight academic buildings, a student union, a student services center, an administration building and a three-story library Upper campus includes three student apartment complexes, athletic facilities to include gymnasium field house, multipurpose sports field and football stadium, as well as adventure property featuring a 50-foot climbing wall and high ropes course A satellite location in Center City, Philadelphia, offers a master’s in business administration (M.B.A.), as well as a bachelor’s of applied science in technical leadership. Bloomsburg University offers for-credit classes and degree completion programs at both the Dixon University Center and HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, as well as the main campuses of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College and Northampton Community College. Awards and Recognition 104th of the Best Regional Universities, northern region in U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings 89th out of 1,182 schools in the ETC College Rankings Index, produced by Educate To Career Ranked among the top four-year colleges in Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” Designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine Enrollment 9,245 Undergraduate Students 711 Graduate Students 10,127 Total Students 14.2% Underrepresented Minority (URM) 2013-14 Admissions: Freshman Completed Applications: 9,248 Acceptance Rate: 27.1% Traditional Admit Freshmen: Mean SAT 1028, Mean GPA 3.41, Median Class Rank 35% All Freshmen, including Provisional: Geographical Background: Mean SAT 992, Mean GPA 3.27, Median Class Rank 40% First Generation Freshmen: 37.3% Out‐of‐State 11.7 % Underrepresented Minority (URM) Freshmen: 18.5% Five‐County Philadelphia Region Other PA Counties Retention Degrees Awarded (2012‐13): 27.9% 1,704 Bachelor’s 365 Master’s 5 Doctorates 22.1% Northeast and Central PA Counties Freshman‐to‐Sophomore Retention: 81% 38.3% Graduation Rates 4‐Year: 42.3%; 5‐Year: 59.7%; 6‐Year: 61.8% Faculty Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1 Average Class Size of Organized Class Sections: 32 Faculty with Terminal Degree: 92% (Tenured/Tenure Track) 40 (Tenure Track) No. of Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty: 358 Total Number of Faculty: 551 (includes part‐time) Faculty Hired, 2013‐14: Budget Total Estimated Annual Budget: $138,796,765 (2013-14) Total Economic Impact on Columbia County: $121,554,842 (2004) Budgeted FTE Employees: 1,036 Operating Expenditure per Student: $14,052 Instruction and Department Research Expenditures as % of Total Operating Budget: 47.5% Academic Opportunities Undergraduate Approved Degree Programs: 55 Pre‐professional Majors: 5 Undergraduate Minors: 46 Career Concentrations: 11 Graduate Approved Degree Programs: 19 Scholarships and Support Full‐Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid: 84% All sources BU only Number of Scholarship Awards: 1,380 Value of Scholarship Awards: $2,631,301 590 $941,686 Total Financial Aid Awards (all sources): $115,198,496 Total Endowment Fund: $24,371,979 Alumni Alumni of Record: 61,628 Alumni Employed Within Year of Graduation: 66% Alumni Enrolled in Graduate School Within Year of Graduation: 23% Student Volunteerism Total Estimated Hours: 68,520 Estimated Value of Service: $1.429 million Federal Off‐Campus Community Service (Work‐Study): 10,000 hours, $72,500 Technology Computers in Labs: 1,571 Student/Computer Ratio: 6 to 1 Electronic Classrooms: 200 Bandwidth to Internet: 1Gb % of Campus that is Wireless: 100% Facilities/Housing Main Campus: 366 acres Instructional and Support Buildings: 73 On‐Campus Housing: 7 Residence Halls, 4 Apartment Complexes On‐Campus Capacity: 3,522 % of Students Living in College‐Owned, Operated or Affiliated Housing: 43% % of Students with Meal Plans: 47% Flex‐ Only 6% Degrees Awarded Spring 2014 Graduates 186 Graduate Degrees 1,409 Undergraduate Degrees Winter 2014 Graduates 83 Graduate Degrees 582 Undergraduate Degrees Class of 2014 269 Graduate Degrees 1,991 Undergraduate Degrees Spring 2015 Graduates 120 Graduate Degrees 1,232 Undergraduate Degrees Athletics Bloomsburg University sponsors 18 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports with 218 studentathletes who compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with the exception of men’s wrestling, which competes at the NCAA Division I level. National Champions Field Hockey (16) – 1981, 83, 84, 87, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2002, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09 Softball (1) – 1982 (AIAW) Wrestling (3) – 1960, 62, 65 (NAIA) There are 15 recognized club sports to include Ultimate Frisbee, equestrian, ice hockey and lacrosse. Intramural sports at varying competitive levels are also offered, such as bubble soccer, flag football and sand volleyball.