St. Bonaventure students are becoming extraordinary
St. Bonaventure University is a place where approximately 2,000 students are becoming extraordinary.
Founded 150 years ago in the interest of promoting Catholic-Franciscan education, the University continues to this day to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.
While you may know our University’s name because of our legacy of outstanding Division I athletics teams, you have likely benefited directly from the service and accomplishments of our extraordinary students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, and journalism and mass communication. Graduate programs are also offered by the University’s Franciscan Institute that has produced seminal publications and hosted the world’s foremost Franciscan scholars. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts includes a world-class museum that enriches student learning experiences as well as the quality of life throughout Western New York.
St. Bonaventure University At A Glance:
- Founded: 1858
- Location: 500 wooded acres in southwestern New York state, 1.5 hours south of Buffalo and 1.5 hours east of Erie, Pa.
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
- Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Franciscan Order)
- Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,967
- Undergraduate Majors and Minors: More than 50
- Financial Aid: More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid; average package is $22,000
- Tuition and Fees: For full-time undergraduates in 2011-12: $27,890. See more on tuition, fees and estimated costs.
- Room & Meals (estimate): $9,540
- Admissions Profile: High school academic average: 86 percent; Average SAT (Reading + Math): 1038; Average Composite ACT: 23
- Accreditations: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
- Academics: Distinguished programs in business, arts and sciences, education and journalism/mass communication; dual admission programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and physical therapy
- Study Abroad: more than 60 options
- Sciences: The state-of-the-art William F. Walsh Science Center opened in 2008
- Relaxation: Sit by the fire at Café La Verna, a gourmet, wireless coffee café
- Recreation: The state-of-the-art Richter Center has something for everyone, from wall climbers to weight lifters
- The Arts: The world-class Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts has a permanent collection of some 1,800 works
- Athletics: Division I athletics (Atlantic 10), club sports and more than 30 intramural sports