Saint Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure University, also referred to as SBU, is located in Allegany, New York, United States. It was founded in the year 1858. The Franciscan Brothers played an important role in establishing this university. Students are offered a wide variety of academic programs including social science, biochemistry, accounting, computer scienc, and psychology. The university is divided into four degree-granting schools, which are:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication

SBU's athletic teams are nicknamed as Bonnies. The men's teams participate in different sports such as basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, swimming and diving, soccer, and tennis. The women's teams compete in a range of sports including softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, tennis, and lacrosse.

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Contacting Saint Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure University
Route 417
Saint Bonaventure , NY 14778
General Phone: (716) 375-2000

Saint Bonaventure University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management231business management, accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing
Education and Teaching214educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Liberal Arts127French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, foreign languages and literature, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, sociology, ...
Therapy and Counseling29psychology
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, religion, theology
Science18biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics courses
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Art Studies2visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Bonaventure University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46332
Master's degree27114
Post-master's certificate51
Postbaccalaureate certificate11

Saint Bonaventure University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Bonaventure University had a total enrollment of 2,406 students (2,287 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 36%
20-21 32%
22-24 15%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York74%
New Jersey3%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Saint Bonaventure University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Saint Bonaventure University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Bonaventure University offers campus housing for 1,677 of its 2,287 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Bonaventure, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Saint Bonaventure University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460580
SAT Math465590
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Saint Bonaventure University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,785
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,785
Room and board $ 9,195
Room charge $ 4,405
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,790
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Saint Bonaventure University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 281700)

Saint Bonaventure University Faculty

Saint Bonaventure University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1117
Non-tenured and not on tenure track913

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$70,7206$79,055
Associate professoracademic year32$57,4019$51,904
Assistant professoracademic year18$48,68122$46,393
Lectureracademic year9$44,18513$38,457
All faculty totalacademic year95$59,54450$49,241

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Bonaventure University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5183134

Saint Bonaventure University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General



Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Saint Bonaventure University Apart:

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