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Reviews 311 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: St. Bonaventure University is set beautifully on the bank of the Alleganey River. There is a great trail that goes along the river for students and locals to enjoy. The local area is committed to the school, as it is its biggest attraction. SBU is just miles from the Alleghany National Forest, Alleganey State Park, and the Kinzua Damn. Skiing is minutes away in Ellicottville, NY. There are many enjoyable restaurants in the area, as well as a quaint shopping mall. Most of the faculty live in the surrounding area, connecting it to the Bonaventure community.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It could definitely be better, but there's a 24 hr Subway and a Dunkin' Donuts right across the street. As for the nicer restaurants, they are not within walking distance. There's this place, Sprague's. It's ultra popular and very delicious.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I have to say, I live on the most beautiful campus that ever there was. The architecture is magic and it's gorgeous year round. We're surrounded by mountains. Our athletic centers are top notch. We don't really have a student center...

Our library is straight out of Hogwarts; it is the most magical and beautiful place. Someone told me once that we are in a record book for having the longest uninterrupted lawn on any campus in the nation. I don't know if that's true, but we have two very big lawns that are great for laying out, kan jam, and just about anything a lawn can be used for. We host a ton of events on campus and they're always great.

We have a museum on campus, and a wonderful chapel. There's also a friary that's very welcoming- a golden retriever lives there.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I'd have to repeat a lot of what I said in the previous question. Our campus is gorgeous. It is filled with history.

After a summer or month away at Christmas, coming back to campus is my favorite feeling. I always want to cry.

We are a family. There is no other way to put it.

Once a Bonnie, always a Bonnie.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: My university is located in a very small town in New York. It's a gorgeous place, and there are a lot of things to do within an hour and half drive. There's a state park near by. We recently got an activities center in town with a bowling alley/ put-put/ batting cages/ an arcade/ a bar and some more stuff. We have a walmart. That's a pretty big to do when the bus is running- it's actually a thing that students go when they're bored. Other than that, we have bars.

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Greek Life: We have one "fraternity" on campus. It's a service fraternity and anyone can join.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Our dining hall catches a lot of flack, but I enjoy it. It gets old after awhile, and you can figure out the cycle they've got the menu on after awhile. As a vegan though, I think the options are generally very good. There are certain hours during the day that kind of suck a lot, but for the most part, I really utilize (maybe abuse) my meal plan and I'll continue to as long they continue to force me to buy one. The other on campus dining options are not very vegan friendly so I can't say much about them.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone at my university is an individual. We all come from so many different places and backgrounds and have unique views, but we all come together to support our university and each other. We're one big family, ask anyone- even alumni. I mean, we have things like the BonaBubble and the 'back to Bonas cry.'

3 College Junior

Diversity: We have this thing on campus called the Damietta Center. It's a building, but also more than that. It houses (not physically) all of the diversity clubs on campus. We have an LBGTQIA+ ally group on campus, a gender issues group, a black student union, a group called Asian Students in Action, one called LASSO for Latin American students, and many more. There is great effort by the clubs and by most university personnel to very inclusive. However, it is a private, Catholic university. There are many students who attend that are extremely conservative and often intolerant. There is not as a big a problem with administration, but it does exist.

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Majors: My university has a 79% acceptance rate. There are very few programs you must apply for once you have been accepted to the university. I did not have to apply to be a Spanish major.

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Majors: I love my department. There are very few professors, and they are all amazing.

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Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about the off campus options. Part of my aid depends on my living on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorm life sucks on my campus. Our buildings are really old and the rooms are very tiny (with the exception of one dorm building and some apartment options). They are redoing one of the buildings this summer and it looks like it is going to be very nice, but the other dorms (that happen to be upperclassman dorms) are being left alone.

Living on campus is a great option though. It provides a great community, practical proximity, and ease of information.

4 College Junior

Athletics: My university's very popular for its basketball. Going to men's games is a huge part of the on campus culture; our school spirit and our arena are legendary. Unfortunately it is not the same for women's games. And more often than not they play better and go farther in tournaments than the men's team.

Our facilities are top notch. They're redoing some of the athletic fields this summer and last year our on campus gym got all new equipment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are great, especially since the ones i have lived in are so close to my classes and the dining hall.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its my dream school. I couldn't think of any other University I would want to attend.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Brutal winters, somewhat chilly springs, hot May and August. It's typical for Western NY.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: My rating is going by peer experience, as I don't attend any off-campus parties. The only parties I attend are at the on campus club The Rathskeller, which are always great.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: While I don't have interest in Off-Campus Housing, some friends are living off-campus and they say the school helps them the whole way in selection and pricing.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls are great in terms of attitude and friendliness. I don't come to college to gawk at girls, but if I had to give an answer, the majority of them look great. All are very sociable.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: the scholarships i received have done wonders for me, and I received great financial aid. While I'll still have some debt upon graduation, it will be a lot easier to manage.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but my fellow students who have one or are getting one say great things about the opportunities they get. One friend of mine is having a Summer internship in Dallas!

5 College Freshman

Majors: The History program is great. The professors are well-rounded in their fields and the Archives in the library are open to History majors. My goal is to either teach history *beginning in elementary schools and working my way to college* or enter museum work. Maybe one day I'll curate the Smithsonian!

4 College Freshman

Academics: My major *History* has a great program in the College of Arts & Sciences. The dean is very nice and is a great advocate for the program, especially in a University that has such a big Journalism school.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Wellness Center is almost always available for students in either mental or physical health problems. The Safety and Security officers are always willing to help but they aren't very overbearing.

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