At St. Bonaventure, we believe education should be a transformational experience enriched by the tools to live more humanely, deeply and well in the world.

St. Bonaventure University

WE’RE A SPECIAL PLACE, AND A SMART CHOICE


Sometimes, your search for the right college can bring up more questions than answers. Do you follow your heart to a place that just feels right? Or, do you pursue practicality: great academics, your ideal major and affordable tuition. You can follow your heart and your mind with St. Bonaventure University.

At SBU, an amazing education is just the beginning. You’ll benefit from a transformational learning experience that instills confidence and adaptability in a changing world. But you’ll also be part of something bigger – a unique, passionate and even quirky community that celebrates our differences and fosters lifelong connections.

So, go ahead. Follow your heart and your mind. There’s a good chance they’ll both lead you here.


  • Parents Voices

    "From the small class sizes and personal connections to the variety of extracurricular clubs and activities, we've been pleased with everything this beautiful campus has to offer. Having two sons at SBU has been a blessing, knowing they are getting a meaningful education bound with Christian values and a great start for their future. Our boys are blessed to be Bonnies!"

    Dan and Carla Manion
    Bradford, Pa.
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    SBU is a Sound Investment in Your Future


    Did You Know?

    • SBU 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.
    • 96% of SBU graduates are employed or move on to graduate school within six months of graduation.
    • St. Bonaventure’s graduation rate is one of the best in Western New York. 12:1 student-faculty ratio.
    • SBU ranks No. 2 in New York and No. 3 in the North on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of best regional university value.
    • In the National Survey of Student Engagement, which measures student involvement in key educational practices, our students rate SBU well above the national average in categories such as enriching educational experience, supportive campus environment and student-faculty interaction.
    • Our Career and Professional Readiness Center’s comprehensive and innovative programs ensure that each student is exceptionally well prepared to make a successful transition to graduate school or that first job.
    • Students from 33 states and 20 foreign countries call St. Bonaventure their home away from home.
    • More than 95 percent of our students receive some type of financial assistance. Learn more about our AFFORDABILITY or estimate costs with the NET PRICE CALCULATOR.


    What's the best way to pick a college?


    Follow your head and heart