Tuition & Fees

$33,301

$33,301

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
48%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
44%
18-23
33%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,892
Declined + 979
Total Received 2,871
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Private (nonprofit)

1,660

undergraduate students

392

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Journalism
  2. Accounting
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2793
ACT 2882

School Facts

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure University is a private, coeducational institution. Its 600-acre campus is located in Olean, 75 miles from Buffalo.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,052
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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St. Bonaventure, NY

500-acre campus in Olean (population: 13,794), 75 miles from Buffalo. Major airport and train serve Buffalo; smaller airport serves Bradford (20 miles). School operates transportation to local community and other off-campus locations.

St. Bonaventure University
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
48%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
25%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
44%
18-23
33%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
June 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,892
Declined + 979
Total Received 2,871

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Bernard Valento
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 462-5050
F: 716 375-4005
admissions@sbu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,708,408
State $1,623,746
Institutional $17,289,027
Other external $439,364
Total $22,060,545

Non-need-based

Federal $507,018
State $33,005
Institutional $5,316,387
Other external $103,473
Total $5,959,883

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference
Mascot
Bonnies
School colors
brown and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Community Counseling
Computational Physics
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Cyber Security
Differentiated Instruction
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance
Franciscan Studies
History
Individualized Major
Integrated Marketing Communications
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional/Creative Writing
Psychology
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Studies
Strategic Communications/Digital Media
Strategic Leadership
Theology
Visual Art
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

81%

1,660
students

Female
49%
821

Male
51%
839

Graduate

19%

392
students

Female
62%
244

Male
38%
148

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,592
students

Female
50%
790

Male
50%
802

undergraduatePart-time

5%

68
students

Female
46%
31

Male
54%
37

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Canada
China
England
Spain
Sweden
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carol Strauch
Director of International Studies
716 375-2574
cstrauch@sbu.edu

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