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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
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
3261 W. State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
From St. Bonaventure University

Shaped by its values of compassion, wisdom and integrity and lauded for its value — we're No. 2 in New York and No. 3 in the North, says U.S. News & World Report — Bona's is a transformative community committed to academic excellence and civic engagement.

St. Bonaventure University offers all the opportunities of a large school, while maintaining the personal feel of a small college. No matter what your academic interest, the degree you seek, or whether you're a first-year student, transfer student or military veteran, you'll find a home at St. Bonaventure. Come for a visit. You're welcome any time.

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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
73%
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,445/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,532/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Broadcast Journalism

The Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism prepares you for communication careers in a variety of video and audio media fields. We prepare you for entry into the broadcast journalism arena with exciting and relevant courses, such as Producing Broadcast News, Documentary, Mobile Journalism, and On-Air Announcing.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,724Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
90
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Chill
    30%
  • Students like the high level of school spirit.
    30%
  • Extraordinary
    20%
  • Uptight
    10%
  • Drug Addicted Drunk
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Great Thing, Small Package
    36%
  • Small
    23%
  • Challenging
    18%
  • Home away from home.
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    74%
    National
    49%
    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

    St. Bonaventure University Reviews

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    I loved the friendly and welcoming environment at st. Bonaventure. There is a clear comradery between all the students and alumni. I've never felt unsafe during the time I spent there and I would highly recommend checking it out! the attention and help you will receive far surpasses that of any other school I've seen. The teachers are extremely invested in each and every student and the students are always trying to help one another. It's a D1 school so sports games are a must and the athletic facilities are outstanding. The campus is small but has a very beautiful view and well kept look, not at all institutional like many other schools which I have visited. Their ability to meet students need as far as tuition is out of this world especially for a private school. I hope this Helps anyone who's looking here. Bonnas is definitely worth your time!
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    At first, I was a bit skeptical about the school considering the distance away from my hometown, but I truly fell in love with the university through my four years. The University is really good academically and I felt like I got a good value for my education. The campus is beautiful in both the fall and the winter. Weekend life is really fun if you like to party as there are bars and houses off campus. Basketball games are the best and the Reilly Center is always jumping. Alumni base is really strong. The school could work on diversity which is what a lot of rural schools struggle with and the dining food is just okay at best.
    Community and lifelong friendships. Just a few words I use to describe my years at Bonas. I made amazing friends there and still keep in touch with them daily years later. It's a small school in the middle of nowhere, the closest metro areas are Buffalo and Rochester, so if you're coming from a large city this is something to keep in mind. A few of my peers from NYC had a tough time adjusting to this and eventually left or transferred out. Academics are average, not much different than what you would receive at a good community college. Although I greatly enjoyed my 4 years there and received a great scholarship package, I would not recommend taking out loans to finance your way through this college especially if your major is teaching, etc- you can receive the same education at a SUNY college. There is also no Greek life or football. That said, basketball games were always fun and they are doing really well now (they weren't in 2003-2007 when I went there).