Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University seal.png
Established1839
TypePublic
PresidentDavid L. Soltz
Admin. staff520 (total full-time and part-time)
Undergraduates9,201
Postgraduates749
LocationBloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
CampusRural
AthleticsNCAA Division IIPSAC (East)
NicknameHuskies
MascotRoongo
AffiliationsKeystone Library Network
AASCU
Websitehttp://www.bloomu.edu
Bloomsburg University
 
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University seal.png
Established1839
TypePublic
PresidentDavid L. Soltz
Admin. staff520 (total full-time and part-time)
Undergraduates9,201
Postgraduates749
LocationBloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
CampusRural
AthleticsNCAA Division IIPSAC (East)
NicknameHuskies
MascotRoongo
AffiliationsKeystone Library Network
AASCU
Websitehttp://www.bloomu.edu
Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, BU or Bloom, is a comprehensive public university located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania,[1][2] United States. It is one of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, AACSB, NCATE, ABET, and by many other specialized accrediting agencies.

Programs & Clubs[edit]

Bloomsburg University offers 54 undergraduate majors, 44 undergraduate minors and 20 graduate programs. The school has more than 250 student clubs and organizations.

Faculty[edit]

The University currently employs approximately 555 faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio is roughly 21 to 1 with 95% of its faculty holding terminal degrees in their field. [3]

Rankings[edit]

Bloomsburg University is ranked on several lists of top colleges for both Pennsylvania and the United States. [4]

Admission[edit]

In 2012/2013 Bloomsburg University received 10,379 applications and accepted 7,015 (68%) of these applicants making Bloomsburg selective in its admission standards.[6] The entering class had an average GPA of 3.39 and an average combined SAT score of 1040. [7]

Athletics[edit]

Bloomsburg teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II and Division I for Wrestling. The Huskies are a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and track & field.

In 2013, the Bloomsburg Huskies football team ranked 16 in the nation for Division II football and won the PSAC championship. The Huskie Wrestling team competes for Division I and is coached by Jason Mester as he begins his first season as head coach at Bloomsburg University.[8]The Nelson Field House, located on Bloomsburg University’s upper campus, serves as home for the University’s Huskie Wrestling team dual meets and tournaments.[9]

Facilities[edit]

Bloomsburg University overlooks the town of Bloomsburg, situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district. Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital is across the street from a cluster of residence halls. The lower campus consists of seven residence halls, a student services center, campus dining, instructional buildings, library and recreational and social facilities. Upper campus is about a half-mile away, and is connected by shuttle service. It contains athletic facilities, three university-owned student apartment complexes, and a dining and conference facility. It is also home to Huskies athletics, including the Nelson Field House; Redman Stadium; fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, baseball and softball; and a tennis center.

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Coordinates: 41°00′29″N 76°26′53″W / 41.008°N 76.448°W / 41.008; -76.448