- Class: Senior
- Major: History
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The school is the right size, and my relationships with professors have been great. They're all really interested in helping students. The administration, however, only pays lip service to student needs. They run the school like it's a for-profit business, and the students are just like pawns in their game. They also have some really sexist policies, especially for the Greek system. Greek life is really big here, but not all of the organizations are the "typical" animal house type sororities and fraternities. I've found my Greek experience to be really valuable.
My professors are amazing. I've gotten to be very close to so many of them, from taking small seminars and from their willingness to work with me outside of class time. Although a lot of students try to skate by without doing much work, and that can sometimes detract from my own experience, when I've reached out to a professor they've always reached back. The general requirements are very broad, so you are able to make your time here geared toward whatever interests you - either preparing for a job or learning for learning's sake.
Students at Bucknell are the part I don't like. Although everyone can find a niche, its much harder for some people than others. I've definately spent more time here complaining about the student body than anything else. Most of them come from very well-to-do backgrounds, and aren't sympathetic at all to those who don't. Students with limited means will definately have a harder time fitting in at Bucknell. Although there isn't much on campus you need money for, its clear who has it - girls come to class in expensive clothes with expensive handbags. Fashion is really important to most Bucknellians. There are, however, isolated groups of really amazing people. If you're looking for them, they're there, they're just hard to find. I love the people I work with at my campus job, and my extracurriculars have not always been typical, so I've met great people there.
The Best Things
close relationships with professors
The Worst Things
stereotypical WASP-y students, there are too many