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St. Bona Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into St. Bona? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,977 out of 2,996 applicants or 66% were admitted making St. Bona a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,652 1,333 2,996
Accepted 1,052 917 1,977
Acceptance Rate 64% 69% 66%
Enrolled 189 201 390
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 22% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Bonaventure University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that St. Bona regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Bonaventure University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 915. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1125 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1230
SAT Reading 500 620
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 19 27
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >77%
24 to 27 Avg + 66%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 53%-66%
18 to 21 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 18 Low <40%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >77%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 66%-77%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 53%-66%
915 to 1020 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 915 Low <40%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Saint Bonaventure University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Bonaventure University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195164 IPEDS survey data for Saint Bonaventure University.