At St. Bonaventure, we believe education should be a transformational experience enriched by the tools to live more humanely, deeply and well in the world.

St. Bonaventure University


Route 417
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
United States


About St. Bonaventure University
Majors/Programs: More than 50 undergraduate majors and programs including pre-health dual admissions programs, and 20 graduate programs, two of which are available 100% online.

Location: Southwest corner of New York state, between the city of Olean and the village of Allegany; 1.5 hours south of Buffalo and 1.5 hours east of Erie, Pa.
Campus: 500 acres with 31 academic and support buildings and residence halls.

Enrollment: 1,784 undergraduate, 383 graduate

Tuition:For undergraduate estimated costs, click here. To access SBU's undergraduate cost calculator, click here. For graduate tuition and fees, click here.

Financial Aid: More than 95% of students receive financial aid.

Retention & Graduation Statistics: 84% of freshmen return for their sophomore year.

Six-year graduation rate: 64% (20% higher than the national average).

Student profile: 54% female, 46% male; 33 states and 20 foreign countries represented.

High school academic average: 88%

Average SAT: 1067 (reading and math)

Average ACT: 24

Small Classes: Our student to faculty ratio of 11:1, which helps give our classes a personal touch.

Residence Life: 75% of students live on campus.

Alumni Participation: Of more than 25,000 active alumni, 20.41% support the Bonaventure Fund. The national average for similar universities is 12.6%.

Scholarship: We are home to the renowned Franciscan Institute, the premier Franciscan resource library in the Americas; 80 percent of our full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Service: BonaResponds answers calls for help from near and far, our Warming House is believed to be the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the nation, and we travel to Africa and the Bahamas to help those in need. These are only some of the ways St. Bonaventure students give back.

A proud member of New York State's independent college sector that has a combined economic impact of more than $63 billion, including $4 billion in institutionally-funded financial aid.