About Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Affiliation, heritage: A four-year, public university, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is one of 14 members of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1839 as the "Bloomsburg Literary Institute," programs of study include the arts and humanities, sciences, education, health care and business.
Programs of Study: More than 80 programs of study leading to bachelor's degrees, 38 undergraduate minors, 18 graduate programs leading to master's degrees and a doctorate in audiology, and several certificate programs for professional educators.
Enrollment: 8,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, most from the eastern half of Pennsylvania. About 60 percent of the student population is female, and 10 percent are non-traditional students. More than 160 student organizations and a full spectrum of student support services.
Faculty: 390 full-time, with 90 percent holding terminal degrees. All classes are taught by faculty; there are no teaching assistants.
Cost: About $6,000 per semester for Pennsylvania residents (tuition, fees, typical room and meal plans), $9,800 for non-residents. About 90 percent of all students receive some form of financial aid; average amount of aid is $10,000 per year. Support includes scholarships, grants, work-study, loans.
Location: north-central Pennsylvania, about a mile south of Exit 236, Interstate 80. The Town of Bloomsburg, population 12,000, is adjacent to the university campus. A prosperous business district with more than 80 retail merchants is two city blocks from most of the residence halls; major chain stores and a mall are nearby. CRW_4066 Learn more about the quality of life in Pennsylvania's Heartland and more about the Town of Bloomsburg. The Columbia-Montour Visitor's Bureau offers information on lodging as well as points of interest and things to do in the region.