Tuition & Fees

$32,331

$32,331

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
42%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
22%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
14%
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 1,969
Declined + 1,016
Total Received 2,985
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Private (nonprofit)

1,687

undergraduate students

324

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 2,011
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: 14,152), 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
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
47%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
42%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
22%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
14%
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 1,969
Declined + 1,016
Total Received 2,985

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 $2,799,336
State $1,738,285
Institutional $17,982,545
Other external $359,062
Total $22,879,228

Non-need-based

Federal $622,960
State $30,866
Institutional $5,079,942
Other external $104,869
Total $5,838,637

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis

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
Biophysics
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Community Counseling
Computational Physics
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Finance
Franciscan Studies
French
History
Integrated Marketing Communications
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Studies
Strategic Communications/Digital Media
Strategic Leadership
Theology
Visual Art
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

84%

1,687
students

Female
49%
830

Male
51%
857

Graduate

16%

324
students

Female
66%
215

Male
34%
109

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,633
students

Female
50%
805

Male
50%
828

undergraduatePart-time

4%

54
students

Female
47%
25

Male
53%
29

Student Break-down

2%
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
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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 26
Countries most often represented Canada
England
England
India
Japan
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alice Sayegh
Director of International Studies
716 375-2574
asayegh@sbu.edu

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