Bloomsburg University Of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University Of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1839, Bloomsburg University, BU, is a four-year, public university situated in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the 14 members of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. BU has more than 50 buildings situated on 280 acres. The buildings are divided into two sections - lower campus and upper campus, which are connected by a shuttle bus that runs throughout the day.

BU offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study, more than 15 graduate programs and many doctorate degree programs. The institute is academically noted for its education programs such as Elementary & Secondary Education and Audiology & Speech Pathology.

The University has its own newspaper, BU Voice, as well as a college radio station, WBUQ (91.1 FM). BU's sports teams are known as the Huskies.

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E Second St
Bloomsburg , PA 17815
General Phone: (570) 389-4000

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Bloomsburg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching498curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, special ed, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching
Business and Management371business, business management, accounting, managerial economics
Liberal Arts326German language, French language, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, social services, anthropology, economics, ...
Medical Support and Technology138audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist
Science92biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy62exercise science, health and fitness
Therapy and Counseling55psychology
Media49communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work42social work
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science, computer science, computer support
Fine Arts35fine arts, art history and criticism
Engineering6electrical engineering
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Medicine3medical physics

Number of programs and degrees for Bloomsburg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,54546
Master's degree33514
Doctor's degree - professional practice101

Bloomsburg Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bloomsburg had a total enrollment of 8,745 students (8,501 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 36%
20-21 34%
22-24 16%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey9%
New York2%

Bloomsburg Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 77 %

Bloomsburg Room and Board (2007)

Bloomsburg offers campus housing for 3,080 of its 8,501 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Bloomsburg Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460540
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing440530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bloomsburg Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,848
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,978
Room and board $ 6,292
Room charge $ 3,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,642
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,060

Financial Aid:
Bloomsburg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331500)

Bloomsburg Faculty

Bloomsburg has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5555
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1626

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year86$97,60632$97,656
Associate professoracademic year60$77,41341$75,296
Assistant professoracademic year63$60,40667$60,577
Instructoracademic year8$46,20121$50,596
All faculty totalacademic year217$79,327161$70,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bloomsburg Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4085125

Bloomsburg Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health/Medical Physics

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Bloomsburg Apart:

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Top 16%Bloomsburg Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%Bloomsburg % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Bloomsburg Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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