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St. Bonaventure University is a special place that sits at the intersection of heart and mind. Earn a high-quality, values-based education that prepares you for career success and inspires in you a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship.



A Small School With a Big Heart, and a Personal Touch to All We Do

St. Bonaventure University offers all the opportunities of a large school, while maintaining the personal feel of a small college. No matter what your academic interest, the degree you seek, or whether you're a first-year student, transfer student or military veteran, you'll find a home at St. Bonaventure.


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St. Bonaventure University

Freshman Admissions

We're a smart choice and a sound investment, a "top value" among regional schools; 95% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Freshman Admissions
Graduate Admissions

We serve more than 400 graduate students through 18 master's degree and certificate programs, with a number of highly sought after online offerings

Graduate Admissions
Transfer Admissions

We're a transfer student-friendly school. Joining our Bonaventure family couldn't be easier.

Transfer Students
Request Information

Thank you for your interest in SBU! Fill out our inquiry form to learn more about being an undergraduate, graduate or online student at SBU.

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JCC + SBU: Plus Program

St. Bonaventure partners with Jamestown Community College to enable JCC graduates to earn a bachelor's degree at SBU at a discounted tuition rate.

JCC+SBU Program
A Military Friendly School

We have long valued military veterans as members of our campus community, and we're recognized as a "Great School in the Northeast for Veterans."

Veterans Services
International Admissions

St. Bonaventure will soon become your second home.

International Students
Online Graduate Programs

Earn your degree in a flexible online format that prepares you for personal and professional success.

Online Master's Programs
Early Assurance Programs

Early assurance programs enable qualified high school and undergraduate college students to secure a spot in a competitive graduate or professional program.

Early Assurance Programs

9 out of 10

Number of graduates who say if they had it to do over they'd choose St. Bonaventure again.

95%

Percentage of graduates working or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

20%

How much higher Bonaventure's graduation rates are than the national average.


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A decision you can afford to make

Our goal is to make a quality, private Catholic university education available to as many students as possible. We offer aid based on need and academic performance, and encourage all students to apply for financial aid.

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Visit Our Campus

Many of our students tell us Bonaventure became their top choice the first time they set foot on our beautiful campus.

1989 St. Bonaventure graduate Michael Vaccaro of the New York Post

Distinguished Graduates

We're proud of our more than 31,000 alumni, many of whom have distinguished themselves in leadership and service.

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Career Preparation

Our Career and Professional Readiness Center hones your skills and helps you set and achieve your career goals.


ADMITTED STUDENTS

You've made the decision: SBU is the school for you

You likely still have a lot of questions. When and how do I make my confirmation deposit? When is Orientation, and how do I register for a session? Are there health-related and other forms I need to submit before arriving on campus? For answers to those questions and many more, visit our ADMITTED STUDENTS site.


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