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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.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a public, four-year institution, is one of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1839 as the Bloomsburg Literary Institute, the university currently enrolls over 9,300 undergraduate students in the Colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology and approximately 700 students in graduate programs, including a doctoral program in clinical audiology and the newly approved doctor of nursing practice. Eighty-eight percent of the university's students are Pennsylvania residents and  approximately 8 percent hail from neighboring New Jersey. Popular undergraduate majors are accounting, business administration, communication studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, exercise science, mass communications, nursing, psychology, and special education.

Living in the Huskies Community

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is located in Columbia County, about a mile south of Interstate 80.  As the university on the hill, BU overlooks the Town of Bloomsburg and is situated a few hundred yards from the community's business district and local hospital.

Bloomsburg University offers a wide array of student activities and programs, modern residence halls, a well-equipped Student Recreation Center and restaurant-quality dining, including a Subway and two Starbucks locations. The university has eighteen intercollegiate athletic programs, more than 200 organizations to provide opportunities for leadership and growth and ten Living Learning Communities that bring together students with common academic interests who live in the same residence hall, participate in activities and enroll in a cluster of related courses. The university actively supports an atmosphere of civic engagement, encouraging students to get involved through political and volunteer activities. More than 750 companies, organizations and agencies provide academic internships to Bloomsburg students. Students also may take advantage of support offerings provided through Academic Advisement, Academic Enrichment, Accommodative Services, Act 101/Educational Opportunity Program, TRiO Student Support Services, University Tutorial Services and other programs.