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St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure, founded in 1856, is a church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Its 600-acre campus, with a combination of traditional Florentine and modern brick buildings, is located in St. Bonaventure, 65 miles from Buffalo. The campus includes a Friary for the community's Franciscan Friars.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,660
   Women 821 (49.5%)
   Men 839 (50.5%)
Graduate Students 392
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 2,871 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 531 average
470-585 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 520 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $45,994
  Tuition and Fees $32,331
  Room and Board $11,463
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $27,649
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 129
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
St. Bonaventure Population 2,044
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wolf
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.0% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students 2.8% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 52.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported