St. Bonaventure University


Sometimes, your search for the right college can bring up more questions than answers. Do you follow your heart to a place that just feels right? Or, do you pursue practicality: great academics, your ideal major and affordable tuition. You can follow your heart and your mind with St. Bonaventure University.

At SBU, an amazing education is just the beginning. You’ll benefit from a transformational learning experience that instills confidence and adaptability in a changing world. But you’ll also be part of something bigger – a unique, passionate and even quirky community that celebrates our differences and fosters lifelong connections.

So, go ahead. Follow your heart and your mind. There’s a good chance they’ll both lead you here.

  • Parents Voices

    "Having Danny at SBU has been a blessing, knowing he is getting a meaningful education bound with Christian values and a great start for the future. Danny is blessed to be a Bonnie!"

    Dan and Carla Manion
    Bradford, Pa.
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    SBU is a sound investment in your future

    Did You Know?

    • SBU graduates are leading some of the world’s largest and most well-known businesses and schools; they’re also working for every major broadcast network.
    • 99% of SBU graduates are employed or move on to graduate school within six months of graduation.
    • St. Bonaventure’s graduation rate is one of the best in Western New York.
    • With our 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you can be assured that you are a name, not a number, at SBU. And U.S. News & World Report ranks us No. 18 in the North for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
    • U.S. News also ranks us No. 5 on the list of Best Regional University Values in the North, and No. 18 (our of 179) in the all-criteria ranking of Best Regional Universities in the North.
    • In the National Survey of Student Engagement, which measures student involvement in key educational practices, our students rate SBU well above the national average in categories such as enriching educational experience, supportive campus environment and student-faculty interaction.
    • Our Career and Professional Readiness Center’s comprehensive and innovative programs ensure that each student is exceptionally well prepared to make a successful transition to graduate school or that first job.
    • Students from 33 states and 20 foreign countries call St. Bonaventure their home away from home.
    • More than 98% of our students receive some type of financial assistance. Learn more about our AFFORDABILITY or estimate costs with the NET PRICE CALCULATOR.
    • 2023-2024 Viewbook

    What's the best way to pick a college?

    Follow your head and heart