We believe education should be a transformational experience, one enriched by the tools to love more humanely, deeply and well in the world.

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Our Mission

St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence as informed by our Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. In the words of our patron, we believe that there should be “no knowledge without love,” and thus seek to transform the lives of our students, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship.

St. Bonaventure embraces students, faculty and staff of all faiths and cultures and strives to bring out the best in every individual through meaningful relationships. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

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University Information

As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

University Information
Accreditations & Rankings

St. Bonaventure is recognized for academic excellence by distinctive accrediting organizations and is consistently rated as a top university in the Northeast.

Accreditations & Rankings
Directories & Administration

We are a community. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to making connections - among themselves, their courses and, most importantly, our students.

Directories & Administration
Career Opportunities

Exciting career opportunities are available at St. Bonaventure. Contact our Human Resources staff today.

Career Opportunities

Founded in 1858 to promote Catholic-Franciscan education, we continue to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.

Community Programs

We are an integral part of the Olean and Allegany communities and we take great pride in sharing our facilities and expertise with our neighbors.

Community Programs
Map & Directions

The St. Bonaventure University campus is spread over 500 acres in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny foothills of southwestern New York state, a region known as the Southern Tier.

Maps & Directions
University Strategic Plan

SBU’s five-year strategic plan (2021-2026) boldly commits to our Franciscan mission and heritage, continued innovation and a new culture of strategic thinking.

Strategic Plan
News & Events
Hundreds of high school students visit St. Bonaventure for CommDay 2024 Apr 12, 2024 | Nearly 300 students and teachers from 16 area high schools attended the Jandoli School of Communication’s 2024 Communications Day at St. Bonaventure University Friday, April 12.
School of Health Professions sets Research Symposium for April 23 at SBU Apr 11, 2024 | The Dennis R. DePerro School of Health Professions at St. Bonaventure University will host its annual Research Symposium featuring student research projects on Tuesday, April 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Conference Center in Doyle Hall.
Oh presents research at 2024 SHAPE America convention Apr 11, 2024 | Dr. Daekyun Oh, assistant professor of physical education, made two research presentations at the 2024 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, held March 12-16 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sackett co-presents featured session at 'Repair 2024' event Apr 11, 2024 | Scott Sackett, a documentary filmmaker, public media producer and Jandoli School of Communication lecturer, co-presented at a featured session of the American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Repair 2024, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, April 4-6.
Caliva Smart presents paper at Classical Association meeting Apr 11, 2024 | Kathryn Caliva Smart, assistant professor of history, recently traveled to St. Louis to present a paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
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