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Colleges / St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Bonas Admissions

If you are applying to Bonas, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 30 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Bonas for the fall semester should hear back from Bonas by October 15.

Bonas Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Bonas's admissions stats.

Bonas 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1173
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 44%
Waitlist No

St. Bonaventure University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. Bonaventure University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes July 15 October 15

Want to Apply Early to Bonas?

Bonas does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. Bonaventure University Admissions

How To Get Into St. Bonaventure University

Getting into Bonas is moderately difficult. Bonas evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Bonas accepted 78% of students, around 2,605 of the 3,330 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Bonas, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Higher Education Opportunity Program is program not difficult.

Transferring to St. Bonaventure University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Bonas

Bonas has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bonas?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Bonas

What does Bonas consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Bonas for more information on admission factors.

Bonas Application Requirements

To apply to Bonas, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Bonas's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bonas?

Students admitted to Bonas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Bonas 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. Bonaventure University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 24%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bonas directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bonas looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Bonas has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 44% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bonas?

To be competitive with other Bonas applicants, you should strive to score between 1080 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bonas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bonas student is 1173.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bonas students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bonas students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Bonas?

To be most competitive at Bonas, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bonas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bonas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to St. Bonaventure University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Bonas.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Bonas during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Bonas Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bonas?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bonas.

Does Bonas accept transfer credits?

✅ Bonas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Bonas accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Bonas accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Bonas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bonas?

❌ No, Bonas is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Bonas's acceptance rate?

✅ Bonas has an acceptance rate of 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bonas?

❌ Bonas does not offer early decision.

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Bonas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Bonas? Bonas is a somewhat selective institution. The Bonas acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


21 to 27


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bonas is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Bonas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bonas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1280


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1280 and Above


1080 to 1280


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bonas students is 1173. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bonas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bonas.

Bonas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bonas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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