Tuition & Fees

$8,210

$17,990

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
43%
300-399
13%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
14%
400-499
51%
300-399
30%
200-299
3%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,440
Declined + 6,223
Total Received 14,663
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Public

8,527

undergraduate students

989

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Communications
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Codes

SAT 2533
ACT 2930

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Location

School Facts

Buffalo State, SUNY College at Buffalo, founded in 1867, is a public, multipurpose college of arts and sciences. Its 115-acre, urban campus is located in Buffalo.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,516
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Buffalo, NY

115-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 256,902). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 1% of male students
 
13 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
43%
300-399
13%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
14%
400-499
51%
300-399
30%
200-299
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,440
Declined + 6,223
Total Received 14,663

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Carmella Thompson
Director of Admissions
P: 716 878-4017
F: 716 878-6100
admissions@buffalostate.edu

Financial Aid

31%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,945

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,870
Room $8,416
Board $5,714
Additional fees $1,340
Books & supplies $1,038
Total $23,378
Average Financial Aid - $12,945
Total with Avg. Aid $10,433
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 716 878-4901
F: 716 878-4903
finaid@buffalostate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Connie Cooke
Director of Financial Aid
cookecf@buffalostate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Lacrosse

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Athletic Directors

Jerry S. Boyes (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
State University of New York Athletic Conference, New Jersey Athletic Conference, ECAC West Women's Hockey League
Mascot
Bengals
School colors
black and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics
Applied Sociology
Art
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Biology
Biology Education
Broadcasting
Business
Business Administration
Business/Marketing Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Childhood Education
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Creative Studies
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Design
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Earth Science Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education/Adult
Education/Art
Education/Biology
Education/Chemistry
Education/Earth Science
Education/English
Education/Mathematics
Education/Social Studies
Education/Teachers of Special Education
Education/Technology
Educational Computing
Electrical Engineering Technology
English
English Education
Exceptional Education
Fashion/Textiles Technology
Financial Economics
Forensic Chemistry
French Education
French Language/Literature
Geography
Geology
Health/Wellness
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Museum Studies
Hospitality Administration
Humanities
Individualized Studies
Industrial Technology
Journalism
Leadership/Management Studies
Literacy Specialist
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Production
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Education
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Physics Education
Physics Engineering
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Communications
Sculpture
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Education
Spanish Language/Literature
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Technology Education
The Arts
Theatre Arts
Urban Regional Analysis/Planning
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Communications

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

9,516

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

8,527
students

Female
56%
4,795

Male
44%
3,732

10%

989
students

Female
72%
716

Male
28%
273

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

7,665
students

Female
58%
4,404

Male
42%
3,261

11%

862
students

Female
46%
391

Male
54%
471

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

88

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robert Summers
Assistant Dean for International and Exchange Programs
716 878-5331
summerrh@buffalostate.edu

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