We believe in the goodness of every person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things.
Number of enrolled students: 2,000
Average SAT score of admitted students: 1085
4.	98%: Percentage of the freshmen class who live on campus (75% of the undergraduate student body lives on campus).
Ranked #5 best college value in the north by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.
$16,914:Average Cost to Attend SBU for this year’s freshman class. More than 95% of students receive financial aid.
Named one of The Best 380 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.
We strive to foster the development of knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate and ethical individuals by mentoring students within vitally engaging learning environments...
Graduation rates are consistently 20% higher than the national average.
86%: Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate (significantly higher than the national average of 67% for private institutions).*
95%: Percentage of class of 2013 survey responders employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
We enroll students locally, nationally, and internationally while offering a 11:1 student-faculty ratio.
Your experience at St. Bonaventure will be molded by dedicated staff, faculty and friars who are all invested in your present and your future.
School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences features 16 departments and services most of the courses for our Honors Program. The school also offers numerous study abroad opportunities, and individualized major, multidisciplinary minors and a senior capstone experience.

Students looking ahead to post-graduate study in the health care field may take advantage of the university’s Franciscan Health Care Professions Program and Early Assurance Programs.

School of Business

The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (Association for the Advancement of College Schools of Business). Fewer than 5% of all business schools worldwide hold this prestigious accreditation. Degrees offered include accounting, finance, management and marketing. Qualified students interested in pursuing CPA licensure may select the 4 + 1 (BBA and MBA) option.

Among the nation’s top 10 small college accounting programs (per Master-of-Finance.org).

The School of Education

The School of Education was recognized in 2014 as one of the nation’s top 25 innovative teacher education programs by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Education majors get more than 1,000 hours of observing and teaching experience in real classrooms.

Nearly 100% of SBU teaching candidates (since spring 2014) have a perfect pass rate on New York state’s newly mandated edTPA.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The School of Communication brings students a world of expertise and professional communication resources through engagement with alumni; local, national and international internship opportunities; and digital and traditional student media opportunities.

Boasting six alumni who have gone on to win the Pulitzer Prize, College Factual has named the School of Communication one of the top 50 journalism programs in the country.

We instill in students a real passion for learning and living. We encourage independent study, critical analysis and original expression.
Dan Barry

Dan Barry, '80
National Columnist
New York Times
Victoria Corderi

Victoria Corderi, '79
NBC News (1984-2009)
Emmy, Peabody winner
Bob Lanier

Bob Lanier, '70

Bob Lanier Enterprises
Basketball Hall of Famer
Christopher LaPlaca

Christopher M. LaPlaca, '79

Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
James E. Meyer

James E. Meyer, '76
Chief Executive Officer
SiriusXM Radio
Janet Bodnar

Janet Bodnar, '71
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
Edward Bastian

Edward Bastian, '79

Delta Airlines
Deborah Henretta

Deborah Henretta, '83

Former Group President
Proctor & Gamble Global Beauty
Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson, '12
Washington Wizards (NBA)
Kathleen Colucci

Kathleen Colucci, '77
Vice President
IBM Corporation
Eugene M. McQuade

Eugene M. McQuade, '71
Former CEO
Daniel F. Collin

Daniel F. Collins, '73

Vice President, Corporate Communications
Corning, Inc.
28,500+: Number of active alumni – many of whom work directly with our students to assist with internship and job placement, career advice and mentoring.
Career preparation begins freshman year and includes the Competitive Edge Certificate Program through the Career and Professional Readiness Center (www.sbu.edu/CPRC).
Freshman Leadership Program
University Ambassadors
Student Government Association
Peer Mentors
The opportunities to stand out, lead and serve are endless.
We’re one of the smallest Division I schools in the country. That means you get the benefits of big-time sports at a small, student-centered university
Division 1 Athletics
Club Sports
Intramural Sports
80%: Percentage of student body that participates in either intramural, club sport or recreation center activities.
In the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi

The world is rediscovering the gifts of St. Francis of Assisi, which start with an unending concern for peace, care for the environment, and service to the poor and disadvantaged people.

At St. Bonaventure, we’ve lived this commitment for more than 155 years, and it can be seen in our distinctive service programs, such as:

• Embrace It Africa - a Nonprofit Organization started by students at SBU focused on sustainable economic development in Southern Uganda.

• BonaResponds - formed in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, its purpose is to help others through volunteering.

• ENACTUS - promotes partnerships between leaders in business and university students to make a difference in local communities.

• Warming House – believed to be the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the nation.

• Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – bringing the gifts of our accounting students to the regional community during tax season annually.

• BonaBuddies – what pre-teenager doesn’t want a college student as a friend and confidant? Our students make a difference in the lives of regional youth.

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