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St. Bona Admission Requirements

Saint Bonaventure, New York

Chances of getting into Saint Bonaventure University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.8%
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 73% acceptance rate ranking it #89 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,304 out of 3,163 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 45 percent. Saint Bonaventure University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at St. Bona, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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St. Bona SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #55 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Bonaventure University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >82%
1140 to 1240 Avg + 73%-82%
1040 to 1140 Avg - 61%-73%
940 to 1040 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 940 Low <48%
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St. Bona ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Saint Bonaventure University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Bonaventure University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Bonaventure University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 73%-84%
22 to 24 Avg - 64%-73%
20 to 22 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 20 Low <54%
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St. Bona GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Bonaventure University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into St. Bona. 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 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Bonaventure University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,590 1,573 3,163
Accepted 1,164 1,140 2,304
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 73%
Enrolled 244 307 551
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 27% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Bonaventure University and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
R
Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, New York

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Saint John Fisher College

Rochester, New York

W
Wells College

Aurora, New York

S
Saint Francis University

Loretto, Pennsylvania

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Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

S
Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

W
Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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

FAQs

Does Saint Bonaventure University prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Bona. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Bonaventure University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Bona. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Bonaventure University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1240. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Bonaventure University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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