SUNY -- Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

SUNY -- Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$8,672

$18,382

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

54%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,768
Declined 4,809
Total Received 14,577
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Public

8,082

undergraduate students

1,036

graduate students

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115-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 258,612). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Buffalo-Niagara International

SUNY — Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
14222

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • United Student Government
  • African-American Student Organization
  • Caribbean Student Organization
  • The Record
  • WBNY radio

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Commuter Daze
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,768
Declined 4,809
Total Received 14,577

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Softball, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Commercial and Advertising Art
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Journalism
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Products Marketing Operations
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

9,118

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

8,082
students

Female
54%
4,390

Male
40%
3,257

16%

1,471
students

Female
62%
918

Male
38%
553

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

6,916
students

Female
59%
4,042

Male
41%
2,874

10%

731
students

Female
48%
348

Male
52%
383

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 58%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
31%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

709

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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