400 E. Second Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-389-4316
http://www.bloomu.edu buadmiss@bloomu.edu
About Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Year of Foundation 1839
  • Size of Campus 282 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 7,783
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 11%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 8,377
Building on a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares and inspires students to become dynamic and confident leaders.An academy “to teach the youth the elements of a classical education” was established in Bloomsburg in 1839. The academy continued until 1856 when it was reorganized as Bloomsburg Literary Institute. A building-now known as Carver Hall in memory of Henry Carver, the first principal-was erected in 1867 and, today, is the university’s landmark and home to offices of the president and provost. Bloomsburg Literary Institute became Bloomsburg Literary Institute and State Normal School in 1869. The school continued under this name until 1916 when it was purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and named Bloomsburg State Normal School. The emphasis at the Normal School changed during the early 1920s from secondary and college preparatory courses for special teachers to full-time teacher education. The new direction led to the designation “Bloomsburg State Teachers College” in 1927. The institution was authorized to grant a bachelor of science in education, a degree which prepared students for teaching careers.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega (Drama), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Chi Alpha Epsilon (Non-traditional student), Delta Mu Delta (Business), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Kappa Kappa Psi (Music), Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Lambda Alpha (A
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 12
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Athletes in Action, Bloomsburg Christian Fellowship, Catholic Campus Ministry, Hillel, Kappa Phi Club (women's fellowship), Nurses Christian Fellowship, Protestant Campus Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Asian Culture Associations, Bangladesh Student Association, Black Cultural Society, BU Gospel Choir, Chinese Student Association, European Student Association, Global Awareness Society, Internat
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 12
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Celebrity Artist Series, Provost Lecture Series
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Wilkes Barre/Scranton (53), Harrisburg (160)
  • Distance to nearest train Harrisburg (160)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bloomsburg
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 88%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 12%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 46%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (79%), apartment for single students (21%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 0
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 600
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 460,723
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 400
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,262
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 250
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
  • Museums N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,976
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,400
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Art exhibition catalog collection of nearly 10,000 items, Autombile Collection, The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Collection, Covered Bridge Collection, Elinor Keefer Collection of all Caldecott and Newbery award winners, The Joseph P. Tustin Papers, Radical
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 4,000
  • Number Of Microforms 2,119,841
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Geisinger Medical Center, Office of Legislative Audit, KPMG, Hershey Medical Center, Hazleton Area School District, Wells Fargo Financial
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training, other
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Wilkes University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 80%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,560
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village