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Reviews 370 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Certainly one thing there's no lack of is school spirit, with the basketball games regularly selling out. However, the basketball team overshadows every other sport. Baseball and soccer players are lucky if they get a crowd of 10 people.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although it looks nice on the exterior and they have the so called "Bona Bubble", coming here is by far the worst mistake I've ever made. The food and surrounding town are awful, the classes are boring, the student government is self-destructing, enrollment is way down and they've had to close several dorm buildings. There's a large number of clubs, but they're generally a pain to join and hilariously, most of the clubs focus on trips to get as far away from the school as possible.

Now, there's one thing I need to make very clear. At other schools, you might get general education courses like nutrition, meteorology, and other classes that will have some impact on your life outside of college. Not at Bonas. Bonas has a huge number of general education courses. A total of 12 classes. All most all of these are religious education about Franciscians and Catholicism. By the way, students are encouraged to get these CLAR courses out of the way as soon as possible. Here's the catch though. These credits are non-transferable and any school that you're attempting to transfer to reserves the right to reject these and any other classes outright. Ironic that they have a billboard outside of town that says "Transfer to Bonas and finish strong" when if you're an actual student they make it impossible to transfer out after your first year.

I could go on and on for hours and hours about what a horrible decision you'd be making by going here, but I'll just say this: Its a fine school to go to if you want to waste 4 years of your life and end up $112k in debt for 30 years. Its fine if you want to be a journalist or a business major. Its fine if you want to be a drunk and snort several lines of cocaine every single day. But if you're looking for value, community, friendship, intelligence, culture, morality, honor, ambition, and dignity... then keep looking because you'll find none of it here.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: All the students do on the weekends is party and if you don't party then you are left out.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are pretty small making the students to have a good connection with the professor.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety and security makes sure that every student feels safe

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is very good with preparing you (i.e resume) but not necessarily that helpful when finding a job/internship.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors really care about their students

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: As a Junior already looking at job offers

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Need to upgrade some dorms

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Greek Life: Glad we don't have greek life

5 College Senior

Athletics: The excitement of college basketball games on campus is awesome

3 College Student

Diversity: Being a Catholic school, it is what you would expect.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Campus Housing: It has improved but for underclass students it is very traditional. Very close to the dining hall, classes, student center and library. They are well kept but nothing fancy.

4 College Student

Athletics: The basketball teams, men and women, are great and doing well. Last year the men's team beat 3 Top 25 schools and the campus was on fire with spirit. Two years ago both teams went to the NCAA's. The swim team is fantastic. The rugby team is also great and lots of people attend.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: It is very rare to hear about anything bad. The school has an excellent facility if you feel sick.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: St. Bonaventure was a mid-tier choice for me but I am so happy I chose it. The school is so friendly, cohesive and I really feel at home here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: I have had great summer jobs in my field and I am quite confident I will be employed before graduation.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: sports at the school involve students in many ways

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a small school in a very bad location.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For the most part the campus is safe

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All teachers were helpful and classes were not too intimidating

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career and readiness center is very helpful

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The atmosphere is friendly and cozy basically the campus is a second family

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Student involvement at basketball games is big

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College town is small and not very exciting. Most of the things you are able to do on campus you have to pay for

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