Fast Facts 2019-20


Admissions

Freshman Completed Applications: 8,125
Freshman Acceptance Rate: 84.2%
Freshman Accepted & Enrolled: 32.9%

Traditional Freshmen: Mean SAT 1,080; Mean GPA 3.46; Median Class Rank 38.7%
All Freshmen: Mean SAT 1,048; Mean GPA 3.35; Median Class Rank 40.0%
First Generation Freshmen1: 34.7%
Underrepresented Minority Freshmen: 11.8%

1: Neither parent/guardian went to college

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Enrollment (Fall 2019)

Students Enrolled 8,689
    Undergraduate 7,992
    Graduate 697

New Freshmen 1,996 (Full-time: 1,983; Part-time: 13)
New Transfers 367 (Full-time: FT: 315; Part-time: 52)

Underrepresented Minority 17.7%

Enrollment, Other Terms
Summer 2019 2,303
Winter 2019-20 1,121
Spring 2020 7,971
Summer 2020 (estimate)1,923

Retention and Graduation

Degrees Awarded (2018-19):
1,880 Bachelor’s
279 Master’s
19 Doctorates
10 Postbachelor’s Certificates

Freshman‐to‐Sophomore Retention: 73.9%

Retention Statistics

Faculty

Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Average Class Size: 23
Tenured Track Faculty with Terminal Degree2: 96%
Total Full-Time Faculty: 521
Tenured/Tenure Track: 360
Faculty at BU

Academic Offerings

Undergraduate Approved Degree Programs: 57
Graduate Approved Degree Programs: 19
Postbaccalaureate Certificates: 5
Undergraduate Minors: 66
Subbaccalaureate Certificates: 9
Academic Offerings at BU

2 SOURCE: Human Resources, 2018, most current information available

Student Housing

Residence Hall (On‐Campus) Capacity: 3,568
Filled Residence Hall Capacity: 72.2%
Percent of Students Living in College‐Owned, Operated
    or Affiliated Housing: 42.3%
Housing at BU

Financial Aid

Freshmen awarded Pell Grants: 37.5%
Undergraduates awarded Pell Grants: 31.8%
 
 
Aid Statistics

Budget

Total Estimated Annual Budget: $153.3 million (2018-19)

Regional Economic Impact: $350.3 million bloomu.edu/econ

Budgeted FTE Employees: 1,048

Operating Expenditure per Student: $18,166 (2018-19)

Instruction and Department Research Expenditures as % of Total Operating Budget: 47.9%

Scholarships and Support

Full‐Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid: 87.7%

Number of Scholarship Awards: All sources 2,639; BU only 1,790

Value of Scholarship Awards: All sources $6,597,958; BU only $4,172,330

Total Financial Aid Awards (all sources): $145,709,218

Alumni

Alumni of record: 75,477
Alumni employed within six months of graduation: 78.9%
Alumni enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation: 14.5%
Alumni giving rate: 4%

Alumni

Student Volunteerism

Total Estimated Hours: 73,560

Estimated Value of Service: $1.721 million

Federal Off‐Campus Community Service (Work‐Study): 5,280 hours, $38,346

Technology

Computers in Labs: 1,571

Student-Computer Ratio: 6 to 1

Electronic Classrooms: 200

Internet Bandwidth: 20Gb 

Wireless: 1890 Wireless Access Points

Athletics

Bloomsburg University sponsors 22 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports with over 500 student-athletes who compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with the exception of men’s wrestling, which competes in the Mid-American Conference 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 (NCAA)

Softball (1) – 1982 (AIAW)

Wrestling (3) – 1960, 62, 65 (NAIA)

There are 15 recognized club sports that 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.

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