Bucknell University was founded in 1846 as Lewisburg High School. In 1848, it became the Academical and Primary Department of the University at Lewisburg. The university campus covers more than 400 acres of land in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Bucknell University is also referred to as BU. The university records an enrollment of over 3,500 students per year. It attracts students from appoximately 50 countries all over the world. BU offers more than 50 majors and nearly 60 minors and is organized into several academic departments.
Bucknell University has an active Greek Life. There are nearly 200 student organizations recognized by the university. BU is enrolled in the Patriot League, Division I sports. Their football team is a member of Division I-AA. The sports teams are popularly known as the Bucknell Bisons, and their mascot is called Bucky Bison. The men's basketball team participated in the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2005 and was the first Patriot League team to win an NCAA tournament game.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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