Bloomsburg University enrolls largest first-year class in history

For Immediate Release

Date: Sept. 26, 2019

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Media Relations

Bloomsburg University enrolls largest first-year class in history

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania welcomed its largest first-year class in school history to campus this fall with 1,996 students (full and part-time) comprising the class of 2023.

Full-time graduate school enrollment also increased by more than eight percent from 324 to 350 students, while overall graduate school enrollment increased by nearly four percent from 671 to 697 students. Overall, enrollment, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, both full and part-time, is 8,689, down slightly from last year.

The profile of the incoming class of first-time students increased compared with the year before. Students with at least a 1239 SAT score, and a 3.94 GPA and above grew from 221 students a year ago to 262 this year. BU also increased the number of students who averaged an 1105 composite SAT and GPA of 3.68 from 621 to 639 students.

“My heartfelt thanks to our admissions team for its tireless dedication this past year,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “Thanks to their efforts, we have enrolled not only a large class of first-year students but a very strong academic group as well. I also thank all my BU colleagues.  Each of us is an admissions officer in some way and can make a positive impact on prospective students’ experiences when they visit our campus.  At BU, our mission is to create opportunities so that our students’ lives are transformed, and I am proud that we are offering this unique opportunity in even greater numbers.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,700 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.