C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
SUNY Buffalo State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY Buffalo State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1000
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,464/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,546/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,689/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,992/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,659/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,271/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,137Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    26%
  • Active
    25%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    25%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    9%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    9%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.110 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • SUNY
    25%
  • Buff State
    16%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    16%
  • Satisfactory
    13%
  • Ghetto
    10%
  • Relaxed but fun
    10%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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Wow, I got 3 acceptance letters! One of them was from my dream school, SUNY Buffalo State! I've dreamed about going to this school for about two years, so seeing that acceptance letter really brightened up my life. August 23, 2016, the first day I stepped foot on campus. Boy oh boy was it hard for me to maintain a calm manner. i was really excited to see my dorm. I received my room key and ID that same day. I got to the door and slid the room key in the slot. I couldn't believe how bright the room looked and how roomy it was. From the looks of my room, I believed i would've had the best college experience ever.
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Buffalo state College is a very diverse school with different types of personalities, I enjoyed living on campus for my first 2 years. since it is a fairly small campus getting to classes and the library or getting a quick meal before you have to go to your next class was easy and i appreciated that. one thing i would like to see change is the campus life, yes there are many events that are held but only "people in the know" know that these events are occurring. A more efficient way to communicate with the majority would be appreciated. Go Buff state!
Pros:
There are tons of opportunities to get involved both in school and in the local community. The student life is very active. The professors are usually very accommodating and accessible. The amount of on campus dining options is really great. There are tons of hidden study and hangout spots. For the most part, everyone here is pretty friendly, so making new friends is fairly easy. The campus isn't far from University at Buffalo (aka UB), which has many parties every weekend, and always welcomes Buffalo State students

Cons:
Due to the ever changing Buffalo weather, many buildings, and even specific classrooms, are either too hot, or too cold. There's a bit of a wind tunnel in a large part of the campus, and the campus has a parking lot that is seriously creepy.