B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
St. Bonaventure University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
3261 W. State Road
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
Website
From St. Bonaventure University

What kind of difference do you want to make in the world? At St. Bonaventure University, we care about your answer to that question. We want to match your passions with those of our faculty, who make a difference in the lives of our students through extraordinarily engaging and world-relevant academic programs.

We offer programs that matter – 95% of our graduates are employed or move on to graduate school within six months of graduation. Take a moment to examine what we offer and discover your own path to academic and personal success. Choosing St. Bonaventure University is your first step toward acquiring an extraordinary education.

St. Bonaventure University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for St. Bonaventure University

Cost

Net Price
$22,765/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,475/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,254/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,574/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,742/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,625Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Chill
    35%
  • Students like the high level of school spirit.
    29%
  • Extraordinary
    18%
  • Uptight
    12%
  • Drug Addicted Drunk
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Great Thing, Small Package
    37%
  • Small
    26%
  • Challenging
    21%
  • Home away from home.
    11%
  • There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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St. Bonaventure University Reviews

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I feel that the Saint Bonaventure community itself is a very welcoming environment. The professors and upperclassman are very inviting and eager to help you in any way that they can. The academics are rigorous but I do learn a lot in class. Its always good to be able to unwind at the end of a long week at a basketball game, the atmosphere there is always electric!
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The university is a small school, which provides great opportunities to get to know both students and professors well. The professors, especially in the biology department, really do care about the needs of the students and are always willing to take time to meet with them as necessary. However, the small school environment does make finding some opportunities difficult, such as more niche clubs or classes. However, overall, the student population is very helpful and kind and it is a great place to be.
SBU is the ideal school. Unmatched spirit. Beautifully scenic environment. Historic buildings. Close to skiing, hiking, biking, and boating. This school is an an active outdoorsman's dream.

The alumni are outstanding in there support of students. Every job I've ever had I have obtained through my alumni connections. Now that I am in a hiring position for a large (100k+) multinational company, I go out of my way to hire alumni.

Athletics, especially basketball, are thrilling and will keep you engaged with the school for the rest of your life.

At many schools, you could be just a number. At Bona's you matter.