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Have a question for Undergraduate Admissions? Contact us.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box D
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778
Phone: (716) 375-2400 
Toll-Free: (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4005

Have a question for Graduate Admissions? Contact us.

Phone: (716) 375-2021 
Toll-Free: (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4015

Institutional School Codes

SAT: 2793
ACT: 2882
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Federal Code # for SBU: 002817

Franciscan Values

SBU President Sr. Margaret Carney on Franciscan Values.


School Counselors

The school counselor plays an important role in the high school student’s college search process. We invite school counselors to visit the St. Bonaventure campus to learn more about what your students will experience here, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in making a difference in the lives of young people.

Throughout the year, St. Bonaventure University admissions representatives maintain an active rapport with our colleagues in high schools across the United States, and we are confident that these relationships benefit prospective students.

Most often, conversations with school counselors involve the “fit” for individual students and the processing and review of applications. Applicants to St. Bonaventure may apply online with no application fee.

For First Year Freshman applicants, the following items are required: 

  • Completed Application Form (online)
  • Secondary School Report/School Counselor Recommendation
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT or SAT score reports (if they do not appear on the official transcript). All prospective students are required to take the SAT or ACT test (writing not required) 
  • An essay or personal statement written by the applicant 
  • Where English is not the first language, students are required to take the TOEFL and score at least 80 on the test 

While not required, also highly recommended is:

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher that highlights the applicant’s academic success and potential

Visits to campus and interviews are encouraged for all prospective students and their families, but they are not required.

St. Bonaventure University’s Combined Degree Franciscan Health Care programs have unique requirements. If students are interested in these highly competitive opportunities, refer to the Combined Degree Admission pages.

The St. Bonaventure University Admissions Team member who represents the University in your area looks forward to working with you.  If you are in need of additional materials and applications, please e-mail, call (716) 375-2400, or toll-free at (800) 462-5050.

Download a Secondary School Report Form or Optional Teacher Recommendation Form for a student applying to SBU.

This Could Be You Video

Hear from three current St. Bonaventure students in this video, This Could Be You.

The SBU difference

Parents of 2014 graduates praise preparation, cost-effectiveness of a St. Bonaventure Education:

"SBU made our daughter's dream come true."

"Thank you for the wonderful job in preparing Gabrielle for her future as an educator."

Andrianoff, Steven K.

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Computer Science Department Chair
Cybersecurity Program Director
Associate Professor, Computer Science
ACADEMIC SCHOOL School of Arts & Sciences
CONTACT INFORMATION Phone: (716) 375-2053
OFFICE LOCATION Walsh Science Center 113
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • M.S., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Westminster College
  • Graduate courses in Computer Science: Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Concurrent Programming, taken during a sabbatical at Cornell University, 1988 - 1989.
  • Summer Course Work in Computer Science NSF Faculty Development Workshop for Undergraduate Software Engineering Education, 1988, Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Summer Course Work in Computer Science: Software Engineering, Fault-Tolerant Systems, Computer Networks, Interactive Computer Graphics, Operating Systems, 1981 – 1987, Wang Institute of Graduate Studies.
  • Summer Course Work in Computer Science: Distributed Systems, 1984, Stanford University.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University, 1988 - 1989. 


  • Departmental Activities:
    • Chair, Computer Science, St. Bonaventure University, July 2009 - present
    • Acting Chair, Computer Science, St. Bonaventure University, July 2001 – December 2001
    • Director of Computer Science Program, St. Bonaventure University, June 1986 - June 1988
    • Coordinator of Annual St. Bonaventure University Invitational Programming Contest, 1989 - present
    • Responsible for the design and initial offering of several computer science courses: Computer Applications to Science and Engineering, Operating Systems I, Operating Systems II, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Intro to Computer Science, Technical Consulting in the Community
    • Summer workshops for high school computer science teachers, have conducted summer workshops with David Levine, 1997 – 2002
  • Books 
    • Pascal Manual to Accompany Programming Languages: Paradigm and Practice, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 1991.
  • Grants received 
    • National Science Foundation S-STEM Grant #1356504 – Discovery Within Community. Awarded $600,000 July 1, 2014. (Co-PI) Grant provides scholarships and academic help to students enrolling in one of the STEM fields at St. Bonaventure. 
    • IBM Scholars Program – Eclipse Innovation Grant. Co-authored with David Levine, St. Bonaventure University. Awarded $25,000 in January, 2004, for a proposal to create a framework to introduce testing into the introductory computer science curriculum.
    • IBM Scholars Program – Eclipse Innovation Grant. Co-authored with David Levine, St. Bonaventure University. Awarded $28,000 in December, 2002, for a proposal to create a programming contest framework within the Eclipse system. 
  • Articles 
    • “Adding Objects to the Traditional ACM Programming Contest”, Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium, ACM, March 2004, 105-109. Co-authored with David Levine and Dalton Hunkins, St. Bonaventure University. 
    • “A Testing-Based Framework for Programming Contests”, Proceedings of the Eclipse Technology eXchange at OOPSLA 2003, Anaheim, CA, pp. 96-100. Co-authored with David Levine, Stephen Gewand ’05, and Greta Heissenberger ’05, St. Bonaventure University. 
    • “Role Playing: Easing the Paradigm Shift”, Proceedings of the OOPSLA 2002 Educators Symposium, ACM, November 2002, 8-13. Co-authored with Joseph Bergin, Pace University, and David Levine, St. Bonaventure University. 
    • “Role Playing in an Object-Oriented World”, Proceedings of the Thirty-Third SIGCSE Technical Symposium, ACM, March 2002, 121-125. Co-authored with David Levine, St. Bonaventure University. 
    • "Using Computer Graphics Algorithms for Laboratory Exercises and Motivation in Programming Courses" The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, March, 1994, 28-38. Co-authored with Dalton Hunkins, St. Bonaventure University, and Rosalee Nerheim-Wolfe, DePaul University. 
    • "Object-Oriented Programming: A Comparison of Turbo Pascal to C++", The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, Vol. 8, No. 2, (Nov 1992), pp. 188-197. Co-authored with Dalton Hunkins, St. Bonaventure University. 
    • "A Software Engineering Design Method in CS1 and CS2", The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, Vol. 7, No. 2, (Nov 1991), pp. 33-39. Co-authored with Dalton Hunkins, St. Bonaventure University.
    • "A Module on Distributed Systems for the Operating Systems Course", Proc. Twenty-First SIGCSE Technical Symp. (Washington, Feb 22-23, 1990), ACM, Feb 1990, 176-180. 
  • Classroom Resources
    • Syllabus for AP Computer Science AB, submitted to AP Central for publication on The College Board’s APCentral web site: 
  • Professional Activities 
    • Membership in SIGCSE (Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education)
    • Reader for Advanced Placement Computer Science examinations
    • Consultant for the Middle States Regional Office of The College Board
    • Exam reviewer for Educational Testing Services
  • Research Interests
    • Operating systems, distributed systems, synchronization problems, concurrent pro-gramming, real-time embedded systems, object-oriented programming