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Study at 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.

Profile of Saint Bonaventure University

The campus of Saint Bonaventure University is in Saint Bonaventure, NY, which is a self-contained town. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Saint Bonaventure University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school s highest level, the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

Saint Bonaventure University is known for its programs in media, business and management, and education and teaching.

Saint Bonaventure University Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

In 2007, Saint Bonaventure University had 2,406 students enrolled (2,241 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Saint Bonaventure University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Saint Bonaventure University values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Saint Bonaventure University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management235business management, accounting, marketing, finance, management information systems
Education and Teaching196school counseling, special ed, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, health teaching, educational administration
Liberal Arts119 sociology, English, history, political science, Spanish language, social services, foreign languages and literature, Classical languages, . . .
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Science15biology, physics courses, chemistry, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences
Religion and Philosophy11religion, philosophy, theology
Computer Science and Engineering9 computer and info science
Art Studies5 visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Saint Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure University

Route 417

Saint Bonaventure, NY 14778

General Phone: (716) 375-2000


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