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Saint Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure, New York

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Saint Bonaventure University overview
Location Saint Bonaventure, New York
Online sbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Bonaventure University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Bonaventure University, located in the rural town of Saint Bonaventure, New York, offers students a suburban campus atmosphere enriched with Franciscan heritage. The university, established in 1858, sits relatively close to the city of Buffalo, providing access to urban amenities. Renowned for its strong emphasis on liberal arts education, Saint Bonaventure's academic profile includes programs that are particularly notable in journalism and mass communication, business, and education. The university maintains a moderately selective admission process. On-campus living is available to students, with a range of housing options designed to support the academic and personal growth of residents. Saint Bonaventure University competes in NCAA Division I athletics, with the "Bonnies" particularly recognized for their basketball program.

In the most recent statistical year 3,774 prospective students applied, and 3,061 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 571 enrolled in the school.  2,023 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 579 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,620 plus fees of $1,150. St. Bona is ranked 422 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Bona is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Saint Bonaventure University overview
SAT 1050/1220
ACT 25/32
GPA 3.48

Applications Accepted

Saint Bonaventure University overview
Applications Due Jul 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Bonaventure University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,150
Room and Board $14,450
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$55,420

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Bonaventure University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Communication 15%
Education 13%
Social Sciences 9%
Biology 8%

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