St. Bonaventure University

 U.S. News & World Reports:  

No. 6 in Best Regional University Values in the North

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 college rankings, St. Bonaventure is ranked No. 6 — out of 167 institutions — on the list of Best Regional University Values in the North, an 11-state region from Maryland to Maine. The U.S. News list of regional universities in the North includes colleges that offer a full range of master’s degree programs. The magazine determined the value ranking using three figures from 2022-23: ratio of academic quality to price, percentage of undergraduates receiving need-based aid, and average discount. 

No. 14 in Best Innovative Schools in the North

U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Bonaventure as the 14th Most Innovative School in the North for 2024. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans were asked to nominate up to 15 colleges or universities in their U.S. News Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

No. 17 in Best Regional Universities in the North

U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Bonaventure University No. 17 in the all-criteria ranking of Best Regional Universities in the North for 2024.

No. 30 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the North

St. Bonaventure faculty in the School of Education were also recognized by U.S. News, ranking 30th in the North for Best Undergraduate Teaching for 2024. The ranking recognizes institutions that have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates instead of conducting graduate-level research.

 The Princeton Review:  

SBU is among the Best 387 Colleges in the nation

In August of 2023, St. Bonaventure was named one of the Best 389 Colleges by The Princeton Review. For the sixth straight year, SBU was ranked in the top 15 for how well students from different backgrounds get along. The university ranked No. 15 nationally, and No. 2 in New York state, on the “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” list, which examined how easily and frequently different types of students interacted.

Reporting highlights: 
  • St. Bonaventure students told The Princeton Review that the university’s faculty, who come equipped with real-world experience and spark students’ interest in a variety of academic disciplines, are passionate about helping.
  • The university’s small size provides each student with “the opportunity to tutor, teach, do research and lead during their undergrad (years),” and the school has excellent career placement rates.
  • St. Bonaventure students said the campus culture encourages students “to be respectful with each other,” allowing them to “bond and form a group passionate for their small-town school.” One student said: “If door holding was an Olympic sport, we would win gold.”
Only about 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the 32nd annual college guide.