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Homecoming '17
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Professors awarded $25k grant
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Special education degree ranked
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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.

Preparing students for successful lives in a complex world

  • Resources for Academic Excellence ... As the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania, BU offers 56 undergraduate majors, 58 undergraduate minors and 20 graduate programs, along with the experiences and technology to give students the best possible preparation for careers in their field.
  • Connections to Careers and the World ... An alumni base of more than 70,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond. Students also have opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
  • Environment for Service and Engagement ... More than 250 student clubs and organizations — ranging from community service to the arts and business to entertainment — give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and creativity ... to grow both professionally and personally. Students are actively involved within the community with more than 62,000 hours dedicated to volunteerism each year.

Awards and Recognition

  • Designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine
  • Digital forensics program designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
  • Nursing rated first in the commonwealth and 60th in the nation by
  • U.S. News and World Report — 104th of the Best Regional Universities, northern region in Best Colleges rankings
  • Forbes — Based on student outcomes, 574th overall
  • Money — Based on education quality, affordability and success, 169th overall
  • Niche (formerly — Based on key statistics, student reviews and polls, good value for in-state students, exceptional college experience, 10th overall in Top Public Universities in Pennsylvania
  • Washington Monthly — Based on social mobility, research and service, 125th overall in Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast
  • Educate To Career — Based on economic value added, 123rd overall

A part of something bigger

More than 2,000 volunteers, the Community Government Association's annual The Big Event has become the largest community service events Bloomsburg University holds. Each spring, student volunteers venture to more than 100 job sites across town and in local neighborhoods tackling a variety of needs fro raking, painting and cleaning.

Among the locations included The First Presbyterian Church, Children’s Museum, Kocher Park and roughly 75 local residences. Student volunteers tackled a host of chores such as raking, painting, gardening, mulching, removing debris, digging and various spring-cleaning duties.

Sponsored by the CGA, the single-day community service event gives students the opportunity to say “thank you" to Bloomsburg area residents and show appreciation for the community we live, learn and work in.

Campus Profile

As the university on the hill, Bloomsburg University overlooks the Town of Bloomsburg and is situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district with Bloomsburg Hospital across the street from a cluster of residence halls.

  • Lower campus is home to seven residence halls, a student services center, campus dining, instructional buildings, library and recreational and social facilities.
  • Upper campus, about half-mile away, is connected by continuous shuttle service and features athletic facilities, three university-owned student apartment complexes, a dining and conference facility, and several maintenance buildings.
  • Upper campus is also home to Huskies athletics, surrounded by the Nelson Field House, Danny Hale Field at Redman Stadium and fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, baseball and softball and a new tennis center.

Quick Facts

  • Located in Columbia County, about a mile south of Interstate 80
  • Programs of study include sciences, education, liberal arts, and business
  • Campus features 54 buildings across 366 acres
  • Lower campus includes residence halls, academic buildings, student services, the library and administrative buildings
  • Upper campus includes three student apartment complexes, athletic facilities and an outdoor adventure property featuring a 50-foot climbing wall and high ropes course