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Saint Bonaventure, New York

St. Bona Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Bonaventure University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.5%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Bonaventure University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into St. Bona and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #90 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,106 out of 2,986 applicants were admitted making St. Bona a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Saint Bonaventure University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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St. Bona SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Bonaventure University?

Saint Bonaventure University typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #57 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Bonaventure University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >81%
1195 to 1290 Avg + 71%-81%
1100 to 1195 Avg - 59%-71%
1005 to 1100 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1005 Low <46%
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St. Bona ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Bona?

Admission data indicates that St. Bona regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #45 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Bonaventure University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Bonaventure University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >81%
24 to 27 Avg + 71%-81%
21 to 24 Avg - 59%-71%
18 to 21 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 18 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Saint Bonaventure University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Bonaventure University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St. Bona accepts 71% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Saint Bonaventure University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Saint Bonaventure University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Bonaventure University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 13%

Admission Statistics

Saint Bonaventure University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,564 1,422 2,986
Accepted 1,067 1,039 2,106
Acceptance Rate 68% 73% 71%
Enrolled 209 230 439
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
207

Applicants have 207 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to St. Bona before the Jun 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

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

Saint Bonaventure University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Bonaventure University
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.