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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
About St. Bonaventure University...
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
930-1163
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,336/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,986/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,415/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,629/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,097/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,917/ year
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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,592Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Chill
    33%
  • Students like the high level of school spirit.
    33%
  • Extraordinary
    17%
  • Uptight
    11%
  • Drug Addicted Drunk
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Great Thing, Small Package
    40%
  • Small
    25%
  • Challenging
    20%
  • Home away from home.
    10%
  • There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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Overall, the college is great! It is centered around family and Franciscan values that more people should live by. People are USUALLY friendly.
DOWNSIDES that I notice are the occasional talk about drinking and partying. If you are a student that does not party or drink, then you might feel uncomfortable and may find it hard to relate to these peers but if you are able to focus on yourself and don't give in to peer pressure, you should be fine and l. There are soo many clubs you can take part in such as the Laugh Pack, plays, sports, Mountain Community Leaders, and much more. The campus is big on Sustainability and Environmental education. Another Downside I notice is that if you are an environmental Science major, there is only one professor that teaches most of the related and required courses that you need to take so if you don't like that professor, you are stuck with him.
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Great college experience can be put into one term: Bona Bubble. When you're inside St. Bonaventure, you are immediately wrapped in a bubble of family, no exclusions. Through the tough winters and seemingly quiet town, students and teachers become extended family. Teachers are not only academic resources, but great mentors and counselors. The cold does bring people together because the Bonaventure Bond is unbreakable even when you graduate.
My experience at Bonaventure has been amazing so far, and I have only completed one semester. In the first semester, I have met people from all over the world who I consider lifelong friends, I have been pushed academically by my professors to strive for the best, and I have grown as a person, especially growing spiritually. Some of my favorite things I have had the opportunities to do through Bonaventure were going to Mount Irenaeus and even the baseball games in the Reilly Center. Within the first few weeks of the semester, Bonas became my second home. Bonas is and will always be home. I feel I am in the right place when I walk across campus or when I interact with other students, professors, and alumni. I could not imagine being anywhere else and being able to say that "I am a Bonnie" is such a special feeling.