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Business First names St. Bonaventure one of WNY’s best businesses

Jan 01, 2021 |

SBU named a Company of the YearBuffalo’s Business First, the premier business publication in Western New York, named St. Bonaventure University a company of the year in its 2020 year-end edition published Dec. 31.

The honor cited the university’s ability to “buck local and national trends and continue an enrollment surge that’s the envy of many other institutions.”

Despite continuing challenges in higher education and the uncertainty that arose this past spring when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, total enrollment at St. Bonaventure was up 5% from 2019-20, “continuing a five-year upswing that equals 26% more students enrolled than five years ago.”

The last three freshman classes have each exceeded 500 students, which hadn't happened in more than a decade.

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About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2020, St. Bonaventure was named the #2 regional university value in New York and #3 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.