• Bonaventure graduates are leading some of the world’s largest and most well-known businesses and schools; they’re also working for every major broadcast network.
  • Up to 5 pre-med students annually are provisionally accepted as freshmen into medical school at George Washington University after they earn their bachelor's degrees at St. Bonaventure.
  • 95 percent of our graduates are employed or move on to graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Since 2004, Finance majors scored in the top 5% on the Finance portion of the Major Field Exam.
  • 90 percent of our undergraduate degree recipients say they would choose St. Bonaventure again.
  • Six Pulitzer Prize winners come from the ranks of SBU graduates.
  • Our graduation rates are consistently 20% higher than the national average.
  • St. Bonaventure's School of Education is one of the nation's top 25 innovative teacher education programs according to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
  • Nearly 100% placement of MBA/accounting graduates.

Snapshot of St. Bonaventure

  • Majors/Programs:  Nearly 50 undergraduate majors and programs including pre-health dual admissions programs, and some 20 graduate programs, four of which are available 100% online through St. Bonaventure University Online.

  • Location:  Southwest corner of New York state, between the city of Olean and the village of Allegany; 1.5 hours south of Buffalo and 1.5 hours east of Erie, Pa.
  • Campus: 500 acres with 31 academic and support buildings and residence halls.

  • Enrollment: 1,635 undergraduate, 465 graduate students

  • Tuition:For undergraduate estimated costs, click here. To access SBU's undergraduate cost calculator, click here. For graduate tuition and fees, click here.

  • Financial Aid: More than 95% of students receive financial aid.

  • Retention & Graduation Statistics: 84% of freshmen return for their sophomore year.

  • Six-year graduation rate: 64% (20% higher than the national average).

  • Student profile: 54% female, 46% male; 33 states and 20 foreign countries represented.

  • High school academic average: 88%

  • Average SAT: 1067 (reading and math)

  • Average ACT: 24

  • Small Classes: Our student to faculty ratio of 11:1, which helps give our classes a personal touch.

  • Residence Life: 75% of students live on campus.

  • Alumni Participation: Of more than 29,000 alumni worldwide, 21% donate yearly to the university, compared to a 13 percent average at Bonaventure's peer institutions. 

  • Scholarship: We are home to the renowned Franciscan Institute, the premier Franciscan resource library in the Americas; 80 percent of our full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

  • Service: BonaResponds answers calls for help from near and far, our Warming House is believed to be the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the nation, and we travel to Africa and the Bahamas to help those in need. These are only some of the ways St. Bonaventure students give back.

  • A proud member of New York State's independent college sector that has a combined economic impact of more than $63 billion, including $4 billion in institutionally-funded financial aid.  

Athletics at SBU

Student Athlete

Classroom Excellence
St. Bonaventure student-athletes have produced a cumulative GPA of more than 3.0 for 24 straight semesters, an incredible run of 12 consecutive years. The average cumulative GPA for all SBU student-athletes was 3.29 for fall semester 2016, and 3.26 for the spring 2017 semester.
  • 134 student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (GPA of 3.5 or better) for spring 2017.
  • 48% of our student-athletes had a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better for spring 2017.
  • 13 SBU athletic teams posted a cumulative team GPA above 3.20 during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • As of the spring 2017 semester, 202 student-athletes had semester GPAs of better than 3.0 and 199 had a cumulative GPA of better than 3.0 for a total of 73 percent of the total student-athlete population.
Club sports
  • Men: baseball, basketball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball
  • Women: basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball
  • Combined: field hockey, running, ski racing
Basketball, darts, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, soccer, kickball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wallyball