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St. Bonaventure University Overview

Located in Saint Bonaventure, New York, St. Bonaventure University is a private not-for-profit institution. Saint Bonaventure is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is St. Bonaventure University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,985 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at St. Bonaventure is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at St. Bonaventure.
  • In <nil>, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, St. Bonaventure bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,527 a year. That's about 43% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average St. Bonaventure student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is St. Bonaventure University?


Contact details for St. Bonaventure are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3261 W. State Road, Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778-9800
Phone: 716-375-2000

How Do I Get Into St. Bonaventure?

You can apply to St. Bonaventure online at:

Admission Requirements for St. Bonaventure

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Bonaventure?

78% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
St. Bonaventure has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to St. Bonaventure submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St. Bonaventure University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for St. Bonaventure University  ( 540 to 640 )
St. Bonaventure received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for St. Bonaventure University  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for St. Bonaventure University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for St. Bonaventure University  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford St. Bonaventure University?

$32,985 Net Price
95% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Bonaventure is $32,985. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At St. Bonaventure, approximately 95% of students took out student loans averaging $8,318 a year. That adds up to $33,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Bonaventure is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St. Bonaventure University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,724 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,796 undergraduate students at St. Bonaventure, with 1,724 being full-time and 72 being part-time.


There are also 798 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,724 full-time undergraduates at St. Bonaventure, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St. Bonaventure University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 1,315
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 70

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at St. Bonaventure University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at St. Bonaventure. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at St. Bonaventure University

634 Took All Classes Online
1,098 Took At Least One Class Online
69.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,098 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Bonaventure has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 37th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of St. Bonaventure

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St. Bonaventure University was 69.1%. This is the #538 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Bonaventure regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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