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St. Bonaventure University

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Established in 1858, the St. Bonaventure University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of St. Bonaventure (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, St. Bonaventure University (SBU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. St. Bonaventure University (SBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 165-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this US higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


St. Bonaventure University's Control Typeprivate


St. Bonaventure University's Entity Typenon-profit


St. Bonaventure University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


St. Bonaventure University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym SBU
Founded 1858
Motto Becoming Extraordinary
Colours Brown and white
Mascot The Bona Wolf

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University Location

Address 3261 W. State Road
St. Bonaventure
14778-9800 New York
United States
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St. Bonaventure University Phone Number +1 (716) 375 2000
St. Bonaventure University Fax Number +1 (716) 375 2005

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following St. Bonaventure University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify St. Bonaventure University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This St. Bonaventure University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at St. Bonaventure University.

St. Bonaventure University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic St. Bonaventure University's admission information.

St. Bonaventure University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

St. Bonaventure University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has St. Bonaventure University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

St. Bonaventure University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

Secondary school GPA is required Secondary school rank is recommended Secondary school record is required Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended Recommendations are required Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended Admission test scores are required TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended Source: IPDES

St. Bonaventure University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

St. Bonaventure University's Admission Office Admission Office

Route 417, Box D
St. Bonaventure 14778-2284
(716) 375 2400
800 462 5050

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for St. Bonaventure University.

St. Bonaventure University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

St. Bonaventure University has an enrollment range of 2,000-2,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

St. Bonaventure University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

St. Bonaventure University's Control Type Control Type

St. Bonaventure University is a private higher education institution.

St. Bonaventure University's Entity Type Entity Type

St. Bonaventure University is a non-profit higher education institution.

St. Bonaventure University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

St. Bonaventure University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

St. Bonaventure University is Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

St. Bonaventure University has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Franciscan - www.ofm.org).

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official St. Bonaventure University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Postbaccalaureate: Business-dominant, with other professional programs

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of St. Bonaventure University's main facilities:

St. Bonaventure University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit St. Bonaventure University's Library

St Bonaventure University's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 369,986 physical volumes, 12,692 physical media and 71 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 12 full-time employees, including 5 librarians. St Bonaventure University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

St. Bonaventure University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the St. Bonaventure University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,623 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

St. Bonaventure University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of St. Bonaventure University's main services:

St. Bonaventure University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

St. Bonaventure University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

St. Bonaventure University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

St. Bonaventure University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

St. Bonaventure University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

St. Bonaventure University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

St. Bonaventure University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important St. Bonaventure University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important St. Bonaventure University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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