Tuition & Fees

$35,431

$35,431

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,304
Declined + 859
Total Received 3,163
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Private (nonprofit)

1,812

undergraduate students

569

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Journalism
  2. Accounting
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2793
ACT 2882

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,381
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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St. Bonaventure, NY

500-acre campus in Olean (population: 13,711), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
50%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%

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

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,304
Declined + 859
Total Received 3,163

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
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Bernard Valento
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 716 375-2400
F: 716 375-4005
admissions@sbu.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,546

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,366
Room $7,200
Board $5,960
Additional fees $1,065
Books & supplies $800
Total $49,391
Average Financial Aid - $27,546
Total with Avg. Aid $21,845
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 716 375-2528
F: 716 375-2087
finaid@sbu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christopher Cartmill
Director of Financial Aid
ccartmil@sbu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, running, ski racing, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, running, ski racing, soccer, softball, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, handball, indoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tim Kenney (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence Education
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Childhood Studies
Community Counseling
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminology
Cyber Security
Differentiated Instruction
Dramatic/Theatre Arts
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
Health Science
History
Individualized Major
Integrated Marketing Communications
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional/Creative Writing
Psychology
Public Health
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Studies
Strategic Communication
Strategic Leadership
Theology
Visual Art
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Journalism
  2. Accounting
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,381

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

1,812
students

Female
47%
843

Male
53%
969

24%

569
students

Female
63%
361

Male
37%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,727
students

Female
47%
803

Male
53%
924

5%

85
students

Female
48%
40

Male
52%
45

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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) Recommended 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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Argentina
Canada
England
Hong Kong
Italy
South Africa
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carol Strauch
Director, Online and International Student Services
716 375-4090
cstrauch@sbu.edu

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