Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Bucks County Community College?

Our Newtown Campus is located at 275 Swamp Road (zip 18940) in the heart of scenic Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our Upper County Campus is located at 1 Hillendale Road in Perkasie (18944).   Our Lower County Campus is 1200 New Rodgers Road (Veterans Highway), Bristol (19007).

How do I get to Bucks?

To the NEWTOWN campus:

From Lower Bucks: Route 413 North through Langhorne Boro to the Newtown/Route 413 Bypass (traffic light after George School). Left onto Bypass and follow signs to College (approximately 3 miles on left).

From I-95: ( I-95 North from Philadelphia/ I-95 South from New Jersey) Take I-95 to Exit 49 - Newtown - Route 332. Proceed West towards Newtown and follow this road straight to the College entrance, approximately 5 miles on left. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: PA Turnpike to Exit 28- Philadelphia. Proceed to Route 1 North to Route 413 North and follow directions from Lower Bucks.

From Upper Bucks (Doylestown and Quakertown): Route 313 South to Route 263 North (Buckingham). Follow Route 263 North for 2.5 miles (Buckingham) to Route 413 South. Turn right and proceed for approximately 9 miles. At a "T" Intersection of Durham Road (Route 532), turn right and proceed to the next traffic light. Right onto Swam p Road. The College is 1/2 mile on the left.

From Upper Bucks (Riegelsville, Bethlehem, Easton): Take Route 611 South (towards Doylestown) to Route 413 South. At a "T" Intersection of Durham Road (Route 532), turn right and proceed to the next traffic light. Right onto Swamp Road. The College is 1/2 mile on the left.

From Warminster, Warrington Area: East on Street Road (Route 132) to Second Street Pike (Route 232). Left and go North on Second Street Pike to Route 332 East (Richboro/Newtown Road.) Turn right and proceed approximately 3 1/2 miles to Newtown/Route 413 Bypass. Left onto Bypass and at the next light continue straight ahead to Swamp Road. The College is approximately 1/2 mile on the left.

SEPTA's 130 Bus Route runs through Lower Bucks County to the College's Newtown campus five days a week, Monday through Friday.

For a schedule, visit Septa's Web Site.

To the UPPER COUNTY campus:

From Dublin/Doylestown Follow Swamp Road (Route 313) west from Doylestown, through Dublin, past the Route 113 intersection, to the traffic light at the intersection with Fifth Street. Turn left on Fifth Street and proceed to the first traffic light at Blooming Glen Road (approx. 1.7 mi.) Glenwood Shopping Center will be on your left. Go beyond the light to the next marked left turn onto Hillendale Road. Proceed past the shopping center entry, and turn left again at the campus entry road.

From Quakertown/Milford: Follow Route 309 South through Quakertown exiting right onto Bethlehem Road at the Sellersville exit. Continue on Bethlehem Road until Route 5 63. Turn left. Proceed through Perkasie (approx. 1.6 mi) to the intersection with Blooming Glen Road. Turn right on Blooming Glen and proceed to the traffic light/intersection with Fifth Street. Turn right and make the next left onto Hillendale Road.

From Riegelsville, Durham, Springfield, Richlandtown Take Route 212 to Quakertown and the intersection with Route 313. Turn left and follow Route 313, past Route 563, until the traffic light intersection at Fifth Street. Turn right and follow Dublin directions above.

To the LOWER COUNTY campus:

From I-95: (North from Phila. or South from N.J.) Take I-95 to Exit 40 (formerly Exit 26) - Bristol. Turn right at exit. Make first left at the light at Rockview Drive.

What is Bucks' Mailing Address and Phone Number?

Our Main campus is located at:
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, Pa, 18940
Phone: 215-968-8000

Our Upper County campus is located at:
1 Hillendale Road
Perkasie, PA 18944-0277
Phone 215-258-7700

Our Lower County campus is located at:
1200 New Rodgers Road (Veterans Highway),
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone (267) 685-4800

Courses and Applying

How I Request a College Catalog?

View catalog request form

What Degree Programs Does Bucks Offer?

View Majors and Degree Programs

What Courses are Being Offered this Semester?

View Course Offerings and Registration

How Do I Apply?

View Admissions and Application

How Do I register?

View Admissions and Registration

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

View Financial Aid Web Site

How Much is Tuition?

View Student Finances

Where Do I Buy Books?

View Bookstore Web Site

When is the Library Open?

View Library Web Site

Parking

Do I Need a Parking Permit?

Students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to obtain free parking permits for their vehicles.  View parking permit instructions

Where Can I Park?

Students at our Newtown campus can park in the student section of lot A, and in lots B, C, D and E.

Other College Information & Services

Does the College Offer Daycare?

View Early Learning Center

What Services Does BCCC Offer for Disabled Students?

View disAbility Services

What Student Clubs Can I Join?

View Clubs and Organizations

What Services are Available for International Students?

View International Student Services

Where Can I read News About the College?

The Centurion, Bucks' student newspaper, is published 10 times each semester. It is distributed on campus and can be accessed online.

What's the History of Bucks?

Bucks County Community College was founded in 1964 in response to a need for a public two-year collegiate institution to serve graduates of the County's high schools and other citizens of Bucks County who would benefit from an experience in higher education. The initial proposal for a Community College was developed and presented to the public in 1963 by the then Office of Bucks County Superintendent of Schools. Subsequently, the Bucks County School Directors Association, urged the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 1964 to become the sponsor for the proposed school under the provisions of Act 848 (the Community College Act). The Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to sponsor the college in a legal resolution adopted June 22, 1964. The Pennsylvania State Board of Education approved the proposal in September and a 15-member Bucks County Community College Board of Trusties was appointed October 5, 1964 , by the County Commissioners. The site for the College was determined three months later, when Bucks County acquired, from Temple University, 200 acres of the former Tyler Estate in Newtown Township. The Estate had been bequeathed to the University two years earlier by Mrs. Stella Elkins Tyler, a sculptress and patron of the arts who was a trustee of Temple University for 20 years. Most graduates of the College's transfer programs have attended Pennsylvania's four-year colleges or other State-related institutions. Other graduates of the College have gone on to pursue their studies at more than 300 other four-year institutions in forty-five states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Germany, France, Great Britain, and Sweden.

What is Bucks' Mission Statement?

View Mission/Vision Statement

Who is the President of Bucks?

View The President's Welcome

Do You Have a Nursing Program?

See the Nursing FAQ Pages for questions relating to our Associates Degree RN Program. For information on Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Radiography and other allied health programs please visit the Healthcare Institute Website.