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, religous school located in the small town setting of St. Bonaventure, NY
Founded in 1858, the institution currently enrolls around 2,540 students a year, including 1,839 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
Bonas's endowment was valued at $71,691,879 in 2021. The school spends $8,381 for each full-time student enrolled.
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average GPA: 3.4
Mean ACT score: 25
Mean SAT score: 1122
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 15
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 24
It is moderately difficult to get into St. Bonaventure University. Bonas accepts around 76 percent of applicants each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1122 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 25.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bonas, around 86 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 435 students who started at Bonas as first-time freshman, 227 graduate within four years.
Bonas's six-year graduation for undergrads is 74 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $34,569 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Bonas's application deadline is August 24. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by August 24.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bonas is Aug 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bonas is Aug 15.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bonas is 26. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Bonas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1220 and Above
1030 to 1220
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for Bonas students is 1125. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bonas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bonas.
Wondering what life at Bonas is like? There are approximately 2,422 students enrolled at Bonas, including 1,840 undergraduate students and 582 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from NY and 25% percent of students are from other states.
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