73%

Acceptance Rate

$25,536

Avg.Financial Aid

002817

FAFSA Code

About St. Bonaventure University (SBU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,379

Website

www.sbu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure University is a private Franciscan University and is in a rural setting. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The university helps its students reach academic excellence at the same time preaching and carrying on the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships. It has an undergraduate enrollment of 1,812 with a campus size of over 500 acres.

With over 50 majors to choose from, the University offers courses in programs related to liberal arts, business, science, journalism and mass communication, medical programs and BS MD Program. The University offers five 100% online graduate degrees as well through the St. Bonaventure University Online.

The university provides on-campus housing with over three-quarters of the student population staying on campus. St. Bonaventure University’s address and zip code are 3261 W. State Road. The campus is an hour and a half from the main cities like New York,  Buffalo, and Erie, Pennsylvania.

In terms of extracurricular activities, the University does not have sororities and fraternities however, students are involved in over 75 other clubs and organisations. In athletics, the university participates in the  National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I sports in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The university is active in sports-related to basketball, football and athletics. The St. Bonaventure University mascot is The Bona Wolf.  Apart from that students can also collaborate with their professors on Research Projects.

The St Bonaventure University Accreditation in the School of Education is done by NCATE. It has a regional accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was reaffirmed with commendation in 2014. The Institutional Profile is provided on the University Website for a better and deeper understanding of the University.

The university also has a very engaging alumni community with yearly reunions organised for them. There are more than 30 alumni chapters across the country. 

St. Bonaventure University has a very dedicated faculty with the student to faculty ratio being 12:1. They strive for excellence from both the students and faculty. This is clearly seen with the rankings that the University holds.

Location & Contact

Address

3261 W. State Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7163752000
Fax: 7163754005
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Rankings

According to U.S. News and World Report, St. Bonaventure University has been ranked for the following aspects:

  • #9 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
  • #19 in Regional Universities North (tie)
  • #3 in Best Value Schools
  • #104 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

73%

SAT Range

1040 - 1240

ACT Range

22 - 27

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

St. Bonaventure University's acceptance rate is 73%. The university provides nearly 50 undergraduate majors and programs. The students after completing the program and graduating from the university are leading the world’s largest and well-known businesses and schools.

Different courses at St. Bonaventure University require different requirements to be fulfilled. However, the process for admission remains the same. It is important that a student maintains the SAT range of 1040 - 1240 and the ACT range of 22 - 27.

The steps required for the admission process are as given below:

  • You first need to submit your online application form

  • Submit official transcripts from the previous institution attended

  • You also need to file for the financial assistance

  • At last register for the class and get started

In case of any problem, you are advised to contact the Office of Admissions by calling at (716) 375-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,613

Average Annual Cost

$33,366

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$965

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,605

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,400

Total One Year Cost

$49,136

The university provides a clear and concise view about the cost incurred for the cost of education in the university as well as the additional costs. The university understands that students will want to clearly know the cost of attendance and extra costs that will be incurred by them during their time at the university. The university also displays the direct and indirect costs incurred by the students.

The total cost incurred is $49,136 by students. This, however, is an average estimation. Costs can greatly differ based on programs and courses selected as well as if the student is from instate or outstate.

The university also provides new students with a Net Price Calculator to better estimate the total cost incurred. It is again important to note that the costs provided on the website may not be completely accurate because each student will have a different program structure coupled with various courses. This makes the Net Price Calculator very handy to better understand costs.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

86%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$615

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Journalism

49 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

46 Graduates

Marketing

38 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

32 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

28 Graduates

Psychology, General

28 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

23 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

22 Graduates

Sociology

22 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

15 Graduates

Political Science and Government

13 Graduates

History

10 Graduates

International/Global Studies

10 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

7 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

5 Graduates

Physics

5 Graduates

Mathematics

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

3 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

2 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

2 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

1 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

1 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,814

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

26%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

53%

US National: 44%

Female

47%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

73% White

7% Unknown

5% Black

6% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

22%

Out Of State

75%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,352 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,857/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,198/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,198/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bonnies

School Colors

brown and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

142

Total Female Athletes

150

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

22

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At SBU, $13,120 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at SBU costs around $6,198 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. There are around 53% male and 47% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$47,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,536

Students Receiving Federal Grants

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,849

Students Receiving State Aid

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,728

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,718

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$35,816

$30K - $48K

$30,688

$48K - $75K

$28,153

$75K - $110K

$22,591

> $110K

$19,300

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$818,700

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,822,851

With 96% of students receiving some form of endowment it is noted that financial aid is a very important aspect for students to pay for their college education. The University itself awards various scholarships and aid to make it easier for students to pay for college.

Along with this, federal aid is also awarded to students based on eligibility. For a student to receive federal aid, they must fill up the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to confirm eligibility for the aid. The state code for St. Bonaventure University is 0695.

Students are eligible to receive average annual financial assistance of $25,536. Other than this, they can also get average federal assistance amounts to $5,849, average state aid amounts to $3,728, and average institutional aid amounts to $22,718.

A student qualifying for financial aid will be contacted directly by the organization involved. It's important to note that most financial aid is merit-based which means that the student must keep up a certain GPA to further qualify.

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