About St. Bonaventure University

About St. Bonaventure University

A University with a Passion for Learning and Living

We are the nation’s first Catholic-Franciscan university, and we cultivate confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders, innovative problem solvers, caring business people and empathetic professionals who are respectful of themselves, others and the diverse world around them. In addition to our online programs, we also are proud of the St. Bonaventure University ground campus founded in Olean, NY in 1858. SBU Bonnies are members of the Atlantic 10 conference and serves as a place where more than 2,000 students are becoming extraordinary. 

We instill in students a real passion for learning and living. We encourage independent study, critical analysis and original expression. Our professors are committed and approachable faculty who dedicate themselves to making connections with each other, with their subjects and, most importantly, with their students.

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If you’re looking to earn your graduate degree from a private Catholic-Franciscan university that welcomes people of all faiths and supports students in accomplishing life-changing work, complete the form on this page or call 1-844-424-4960 to speak with an Online Enrollment Advisor.

I took five years off between undergrad and graduate school. I was concerned about balancing all things life but SBU's online program made it very easy. I could still go on my honeymoon for almost two weeks while taking a course! As long as you effectively communicate with your professors, anything is possible. The student success coaches also check in and answer questions you might have. The MSL 615 – Human Resources Management course got me thinking about gaps within my organization, so I drafted a Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator job description and sent it to my Human Resources Director to review. Shortly after, the role was created, and I was promoted to it. By the time I graduated, I had received two promotions.    

Brielynn Bell
MA in Leadership
Current Student