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St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

About Bonas

St. Bonaventure University is a small, private, liberal arts college located in Western New York. Founded in 1858, we are one of the oldest Franciscan schools. To this day our university pursues academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships. With 2,000 students on campus we are also one of the smallest Division I schools in the country. We offer undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, and journalism and mass communication. At St. Bonaventure we are a community that nurtures compassion, seeks wisdom, and builds integrity. We hope you're interested in becoming a Bonnie!

St. Bonaventure University is a private, religious university in the town of St. Bonaventure, New York. Bonas was founded in 1858. The college enrolls around 2,624 students per year, including 1,883 undergraduate students.

Bonas Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Bonas. In 2022, Bonas accepted 81% of applicants. In 2022, 3,774 students applied to Bonas and 3,061 were admitted.

St. Bonaventure University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes

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St. Bonaventure University is located in St. Bonaventure, New York,.

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College Info

Bonas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bonas is Jul 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bonas is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bonas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1220


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1220 and Above


1070 to 1220


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bonas students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bonas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bonas.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bonas is like? There are approximately 2,624 students enrolled at Bonas, including 1,883 undergraduate students and 741 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NY and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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