St. Bonaventure University

Campus Description

The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.

P.O. Box D, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Toll-free 800.462.5050 or 716.375.2400

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, 5-year MBA program


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis.

Intramural Sports: basketball, darts, dodge ball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball. Men's: basketball, floor hockey, flag football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, wallyball.

Club Sports: Women's: field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball. Men's: hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball. coed: running, ski racing.

Clubs and Activities

Alpha Kappa Delta - International Sociological Society, Alpha Kappa Mu/ASO - National Science Fraternity, Alpha Mu Alpha - National Marketing Society, Alpha Psi Omega - National Theater Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omega, American Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association SBU Chapter, Asian Students in Action (ASIA), Beta Gamma Sigma - national business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, Black Student Union, Blues/Rock Ensemble, Bona Athletes for Christ, Bona Buddies Youth Mentoring, BonaResponds, Bonacoustics, Bonadieu (Yearbook), Bonaventure Accounting Association, Bonaventure Education Association, Business Information Systems Club, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Center for Nonviolence, Chamber Ensembles, Chattertons Slam Poetry Club, Cheerleading, Class Governments, Club Sports, College Democrats, College Republicans, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Embrace it Africa, ENACTUS, Family Enterprise Club, Finance and Investments Club, Fitness Classes, Garret Theater, Glee Club, Gold Bar Club, HEOP Tutors, Hip-Hop Team, History Club, Honors Council, Intramurals, InterVarsity: Non-Denominational Christian Group, Iota Delta Alpha - Co-Ed Arts Fraternity, Jazz Band, Kappa Delta Pi - International Education Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha - Journalism/Mass Communication Fraternity, Knights of Columbus, Knitty by Nature, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Management Club, Mathematical Association of America Student Chapter, MERT, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (SBUMUN), Mountain Community Leaders, Music and Liturgical Ministries, Muslim Student Association, Pep Band, Phi Alpha Theta - History International, Phi Eta Sigma - Freshman National Honor Society, Philosophy Club, Physical Activities Club, Pi Delta Phi - National French Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon - National Mathematics Honor Society, Psi Chi - National Psychology Honor Society, Psychology Associates, Resident Assistant, ROTC, SBU for Life, SBU Theater, SBU-TV, SEARCH Retreat Team, Security and Safety Committee, Sigma Delta Pi - National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma - National Physics Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta - National English Fraternity, Skate Club, Small Ensembles, Society of Physics Students, Spectrum, Step Team, Student Athletic Advisory Council, Students Veterans Association, Students in Money Management, Team Bona’s, The Bona Venture (Student Newspaper), The Intrepid, The Laugh Pack: Comedy Club, The Laurel (Literary Magazine), Tread Lightly Environmental Club, Urban Art, Vocation Groups, Voices, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Warming House, WSBU "The Buzz"

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,645 (Full-time: 827 men, 801 women; Part-time: 7 men, 10 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 314 (Full-time: 65 men, 40 women; Part-time: 122 men, 87 women)
47% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
19% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 460 – 580
SAT math range: 470 – 590
ACT range: 21 – 27
78% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
22% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American6%4%
% Asian4%2%
% Hispanic / Latino7%3%
% White, Non-Hispanic69%77%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0%1%
% International / Nonresident Alien2%1%
% Two or more races3%2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity10%10%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$31,389 per year, or $906 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$711 per credit

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, February 15 priority; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
February 15 priority

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; SAT or ACT; recommendations; essay.
Transfers: Final transcripts from all institutions attended.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: