Situated in the southwestern corner of New York state in an expansive region of natural beauty known as the Southern Tier, St. Bonaventure benefits from a location that is ideal for a residential college.
The campus is nestled between the city of Olean
on the east and the village of Allegany
on the west, so you're just minutes from some of the best restaurants in the region and stores to fill every need, from the familiar big-box centers to small specialty shops.
And if you're looking for fun in the great outdoors, whether it's hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing, or just enjoying one of the most spectacular fall foliage color shows you'll ever see, our outdoor playground, known as the Enchanted Mountains, offers something for everyone. You can start with a 5.6-mile ribbon of fun and fitness right in our own backyard, and across our front lawn: The Allegheny River Valley Trail. The looped, paved-surface walking, jogging and biking trail runs along the banks of the scenic Allegheny River and through portions of the city of Olean and town of Allegany before returning to campus
Olean walks the talk with street transformation, incubator
The city of Olean, located just to the east of campus, recently completed an $8.85 million project to revitalize its North Union Street downtown district known as Walkable Olean. The Olean Business Development Corporation spearheaded a project to renovate the former Olean Business Institute building, which now houses the new Olean Business Incubator that provides help to start-up businesses. It also serves as the home of Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce
and the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Learn more about Olean Business Development Corp
The city is home to a number of manufacturing stalwarts. Dresser-Rand/Siemens
, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas and energy markets, operates its largest manufacturing facility and state-of-the-art technology Center in Olean. Also making its home in the city is Cutco Corporation
, parent company of Cutco Cutlery, the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery in the U.S. and Canada, and of KA-BAR Knives Inc., manufacturer of military, sporting and utility knives.