St. Bonaventure University

388 reviews
  1. Saint Bonaventure, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
St. Bonaventure University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
3261 W. State Road
Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778
Website

St. Bonaventure University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,926/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,444/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,068/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,309/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,413/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,349/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,728Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Chill
    38%
  • Students like the high level of school spirit.
    25%
  • Extraordinary
    19%
  • Uptight
    13%
  • Drug Addicted Drunk
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Great Thing, Small Package
    39%
  • Small
    28%
  • Challenging
    22%
  • Home away from home.
    6%
  • There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    6%

After St. Bonaventure University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

388 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    142
  • Average
    137
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    19
Although some students may disagree, the demographics here are fairly consistent with the general population of the US, with a slight skew due to the large number of foreign students.

However, the campus is insanely race conscious, with a program called #racematters which covers so called "islamaphobia" and "white privilege". Additionally, one of the professors (in a very unprofessional move) teaches about Black Lives Matters in a class on what should be the Civil War and post reconstruction.

The school is obsessed with making white students feel guilty, which leads to an uncomfortable situation for straight white men who don't hate themselves.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
Fairly awful.

The housing at Bonaventure is without hyperbole worse than Army Barracks.

The rooms are tight and cramped, with Doyle being the exception The desks vary in quality and size.

Until just two years ago, freshmen had to shower in adjoining stalls in the same room as toilets.

Doyle still has shower stalls as does Francis and Dev.

Garden apartments are OK, it is almost impossible to cook without setting off a fire alarm.

There are tons of houses off campus, but the school is becoming agressively more authoritarian.

Two years ago, they stopped sophomores from living off campus

This year, they changed the rules to stop juniors from living off campus.

That means, as of the 2016-2017 school year, you can only live on Campus unless you're a senior.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
I have no real complaints but nothing gets a perfect score. I love this school. The location, the people are warm and authentic. This school has crazy, I mean crazy school spirit. The alumni are always here and lots of kids have siblings here. Lots of legacy students. The campus is lovely, I mean achingly beautiful. There is a river behind campus, fields are everywhere and the area has Allegheny State Park, Letchworth State Park and a great ski area 30 mins from campus. I play golf a lot. There is a nice 9 hole course on campus with carts and a clubhouse. Crazy!!!!!! I have been fishing many times at Kinzua Dam.

Classes are small and profs friendly. Love it. The new business building is totally state of the art. Kids are jocky here and very social, well dressed and rarely smoke.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago