Saint Bonaventure University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


St. Bonaventure University is a private, liberal arts college located near the city of Olean in southwestern New York state. The campus is about 75 miles south of Buffalo, and 115 miles south of Rochester, New York. The University was founded in 1858 by a group of Franciscan friars, a Catholic religious order dedicated to the teachings and values of St. Francis of Assisi: equality, justice, peace and community. These valeus create a special bond and community among students at St. Bonaventure.

Approximately 2000 undergraduates are becoming extraordinary at SBU and the student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1 demonstrates our committment to your personal success. As a transfer student, we work with you in every aspect to show you matter at SBU

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2406
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Faculty: 145

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
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Contact Information

P.O. Box D
Saint Bonaventure New York 14778


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Main Phone: 716-375-2033

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Admissions Contact:
Joseph Madigan
Transfer Coordinator, Asst. Director of Admissions, Admissions
IM Screen Names: jmadigansbu

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Athletics Contact:
Barbara Questa
Director of Athletics, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for most programs. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for Education Majors, and Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 required for Journalism/Mass Communications

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In order for a class to be given transfer credit, a student must obtain a grade of "C" or above. C- is not acceptable.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum amount of credits acceptable as a transfer is 6 (2 classes). There is no maximum number of credits allowed. All credits are accepted, however St. Bonaventure does have a 60 credit hour residency requirement.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT scores are not required but strongly recommended. Average SAT score for a transfer students is 1000.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A transfer recommendation letter is required as part of the application process. This form is completed in conjuction with the application and can be found following the application. Recommendation letters are encouraged and evaluated, but not required

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required as part of the main application. Interested transfer students must complete the prompting questions.

Application Fee:
Application is completed for FREE online, $30 for paper application;

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 250

Transfers Accepted: 135

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 54%

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General Financial Aid Information:
At SBU, we award Transfer Scholarships to students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, based upon the official transcripts from all colleges attended. 3.75+ $11,500; 3.50-3.74 $11,000; 3.30-3.49 $10,500 3.00-3.29 $10,000

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