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St. Bonaventure University

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

Bonas Admissions

St. Bonaventure University is moderately difficult to get into. St. Bonaventure University admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,774 applications received in 2023, 3,061 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to St. Bonaventure University, the regular decision application deadline is July 30 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to St. Bonaventure University for fall should hear back from St. Bonaventure University by September 15.

St. Bonaventure University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of St. Bonaventure University's admissions stats.

St. Bonaventure University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1170
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 31%
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 7 30 September 15

Considering Applying Early to St. Bonaventure University?

St. Bonaventure University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on St. Bonaventure University Admissions

Transferring to St. Bonaventure University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. Bonaventure University Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at St. Bonaventure University

Curious about the factors that are considered by St. Bonaventure University 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with St. Bonaventure University for more information on admission factors.

St. Bonaventure University Application Requirements

To apply to St. Bonaventure University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with St. Bonaventure University'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 St. Bonaventure University?

Students admitted to St. Bonaventure University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At St. Bonaventure University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 77% 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 25%
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

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 St. Bonaventure University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

St. Bonaventure University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for St. Bonaventure University?

To be competitive with other St. Bonaventure University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1070 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St. Bonaventure University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St. Bonaventure University student is 1170.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. Bonaventure University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. Bonaventure University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at St. Bonaventure University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. Bonaventure University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. Bonaventure University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

More Information on Transferring to St. Bonaventure University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Bonaventure University.

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

Transfer students can enroll in St. Bonaventure University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

St. Bonaventure University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Bonaventure University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. Bonaventure University.

Does St. Bonaventure University accept transfer credits?

✅ St. Bonaventure University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Bonaventure University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does St. Bonaventure University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St. Bonaventure University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Bonaventure University?

❌ No, St. Bonaventure University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is St. Bonaventure University's acceptance rate?

✅ St. Bonaventure University has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Bonaventure University?

❌ St. Bonaventure University 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 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1220


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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.

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 3.47. 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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Application Deadline

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