Saint Bonaventure, NY
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Reviews 300 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Basketball is one of the hallmarks of student life.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I believe that some areas could be light more. The security staff is usually traveling around the campus to guarantee the safety of the students.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of financial aid. If you get your forms in on time then you guarantee the aid. Majority of the aid was for living on campus which was reasonable.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors in all the departments are amazing. They really know what they're talking about and want to help the students understand, too. The registration process really isn't as bad as it seems. Being a freshman and having to register is a pain because all the upperclassmen get to pick classes first, but all schools will have that. The workload in manageable. You'll have weeks where you think you're going to die from the work load, but other weeks you will not have much to do. Every class will have different requirements. It depends upon the class and the professor. Studying abroad is highly encouraged here. There are always posters around looking for people to go to Italy or Spain for six weeks in the summer. Many people go to Oxford in England for six weeks in the summer, or they go for an entire semester. It depends on where you want to go, Bonaventure will make it happen.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are bars in town that people go to. It is only for people who are 21 or older. There are also house parties that people go to. There's also a pub on campus, but only students 21 and over can get alcohol. There's also a bus that transports people back to campus for free. Most people walk to parties or the bars since it is less than a mile away from campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a History Major and the program here is great. I also have two minors; one in Law & Society and another in Economics. All of my classes for my major and minors have helped me to learn more about myself and what I want to be doing when I'm older. The classes really teach you a lot and the professors are great. The professors are always there if you need help and are always telling students to come to them if they're having any problems with anything.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into my International Studies major was relatively easy. I didn't have to do a special application process when applying to the school. Once I was there, I just enrolled in political classes and eventually declared my major during my second year. To declare, you had to write an essay detailing your plans over the next four years and turn it in to your adviser.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The police force can be pretty strict about underage drinking and drug use. First-time offenders get a letter sent home, and second- and third-time offenders are in danger of losing their housing. It's pretty serious if you get caught.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: they're very expensive. There is no way to escape that

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking is very popular here, most of the student body takes part throughout the week, not just on weekends. Many people smoke, a lot of people take adderall, mostly by snorting it. Molly is becoming more popular among the students, but most of the hard drugs are not on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is only one dining hall on campus, the Hickey. The food is good enough for the most part, but it can get pretty repetitive. The Reilly Center Cafe is a good alternative that is still on the main part of campus, as is the La Verna cafe, however they can get a little crowded at times. The Francis cafe is still on campus but it is out by the townhouses, but the food tends to be better and it is not as heavily trafficked.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a history major at St. Bonaventure and so far I've been very pleased with my history professors. They all are very knowledgeable in their disciplines, having written books and studied first hand the subjects they teach. They are very open to discussion and are more than happy to help any student in need.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boring, nothing to do except go to the movies which people rarely do

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are fun parties but there are more options if you are 21 or older

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman housing isn't the greatest, unless you get a Shay/Loughlen room. Other than that, the options are pretty great. The dorms are pretty balanced in that the farthest from the classrooms are usually a little nicer.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The labs are cramped during midterms/finals but other than that there is always an opening. The WiFi access covers almost the entire campus, however the access speed is usually pretty slow, especially at night. Most people have a laptop, but they aren't necessary unless you plan on doing most of your schoolwork in your dorm room.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: St. Bonaventure has a great variety of races and religions, even though it is technically a Catholic campus. Everyone is accepting of others no matter what their beliefs are and the way that everyone can get along even from different faiths and backgrounds is truly amazing.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a bio major. The major is definately one of the most challenging on campus. There is also lots of help available for students who need it, and bio majors often study together in the library

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4 College Freshman

Computers: *Wireless printing from your own computer
*finals week, the wireless gets a little bogged down
*you don't need a computer; but you really should have your own

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is good. I like to eat healthy and there are a lot of good healthy food choices. You can eat as much as you want and you can go do the dining hall as often as you want.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The big sports team at Bona's is clearly the Men's Basketball team. The student section at those games is so much fun to be part of. It is so cool to be part of a school that has tons of school spirit!

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3 College Freshman

Parking: There's a large student parking lot by Shay/Lo, but if you live in Doyle, Fal, or Rob, you have to walk all the way across campus if you park there. And the Student parking by Doyle is really small.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: I like the library on campus, it has lots of little nooks that you can hide in when trying to study for a test. The Richter Center, which is the work out center on campus, is really nice, I spend a lot of time there working out on the machines. There are also lots of clubs to join and the Richter Center sponsors different intramural sports to do.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students here have a variety of different interests. There are lots of activities for people to part take in, on and off campus. For the most part people dress fairly casually here, and are pretty attractive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus keeps you near your peers but the rules are strict. It is hard to have quiet time though since most of the time it's loud.


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