St. Bonaventure University is ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of best values in the North — the second-highest ranking for any regional university in New York.
The U.S. News’ “Great Schools, Great Prices” list of Best Regional Universities in the North includes colleges that offer a full range of master’s degree programs.
St. Bonaventure also ranked in the top 15 percent — No. 27 out of 187 institutions — on the magazine’s all-criteria ranking of Best Regional Universities in the North.
“The recognition doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Dr. Andrew Roth, interim president of St. Bonaventure. “This is St. Bonaventure. This is one of the finest Catholic universities in the country, and I think even if you drop the Catholic modifier, this is one of the finest universities in the country.
“I could have easily stayed retired,” Roth said, “but the opportunity to lead an institution of this caliber for even a year was too good of an opportunity to pass up.”
The magazine determined the value ranking using three figures from 2015-16: ratio of academic quality to price, need-based aid and average discount.
More than 95 percent of St. Bonaventure students receive financial aid. Prospective students can calculate their scholarship eligibility at www.sbu.edu/calculator.
The magazine’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” were released today. Complete rankings of nearly 1,600 schools nationwide are available at www.usnews.com/colleges.
They will also be published in this month’s issue of U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting today.
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.
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