St. Bonaventure University (St. Bona/Bonas)

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St. Bonaventure University can be found in Saint Bonaventure, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at St. Bonaventure University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at St. Bona/Bonas. A score in the range of 1380 - 1750 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the St. Bona/Bonas average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 80% of all students that apply are accepted to St. Bona/Bonas, from which 20% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. Bona/Bonas Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for St. Bonaventure University was reported as 80.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,750 applications submitted to St. Bonaventure University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • St. Bona/Bonas SAT Scores: 1380 - 1750
  • St. Bona/Bonas ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • St. Bona/Bonas Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into St. Bonaventure University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into St. Bonaventure University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St. Bonaventure University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.9%
  • 2010-2011: 77.9%
  • 2011-2012: 80.4%
  • 2012-2013: 79.1%
  • 2013-2014: 80.0%
  • Projected St. Bona/Bonas Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.8%

How Does St. Bona/Bonas Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for St. Bonaventure University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford85.3%
Houghton College91.1%
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred54.9%
Alfred University69.8%
Hilbert College81.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. Bona/Bonas (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 580
Math470 - 600
Writing450 - 570
Total Score1380 - 1750
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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