Standardized Tests

Applicants for undergraduate admission are required to take either the SAT or the ACT examination, either in the junior year of high school or the fall of senior year. SAT Subject Tests and SAT/ACT writing sections are not required. Applicants may submit self-reported SAT/ACT scores for admissions consideration. Should a student be admitted and choose to enroll at Bucknell, official SAT/ACT scores will be required after deposit. Test results may also be sent directly from a test organization to Bucknell University (SAT code 2050 and ACT code 3528). Information on the SAT is available at and on the ACT at Applicants do not need to complete the optional essay section on either the SAT or ACT.

Applicants for whom English is not the first language or whose primary language of instruction is not English are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores. The minimum recommended TOEFL score is 600 on the paper-based exam (PBT) or 100 on the internet-based exam (IBT). The minimum recommended score is 7 on the IELTS and 68 on the PTE Academic exam. Information on the TOEFL is available at, the IELTS at, and the PTE Academic at Test results must be sent directly from the test organization to Bucknell University.