Buffalo State is a public college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Buffalo State acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 50% of students, Buffalo State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,300.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management208 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies152 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities125 Graduates
Elementary Education74 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences67 Graduates
Information Studies61 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services55 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management54 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
SUNY Buffalo State College Reviews
Honestly, Buff State is where it’s at. Classes are easy to get into, the academic advisors are usually always available whenever you want to go visit, there’s diversity, people are friendly, staff around the campus are friendly as well, etc. & If you’re looking for a lit party school, you’ve come to the right place! The only bad thing is the food. But other than that, I love it here.
At first I felt like Buffalo State wasn't the college for me because I didn't make a lot of friends and peers. However I was doing great academically. The teachers that I had my first year with were good. They were never in a hurry for us to learn something if an individual didn't understand the teachers would take the time to explain and even make sure they stop by during their office hours to get a better understanding. However as I progressed during the year, I started going to more events, meeting more people. I joined an Organization called the Caribbean Students Organization where I feel like I learned a lot regarding the meetings and events they had. There is always something happening on campus whether it be a party or a get together. Its good vibes.
The best part of Buff State is the diversity. I love how seriously in every one of my classes there's just a total mix of people. Also, some of my professors really make classes as interesting as possible and fun. I loveeee the bookstore Starbucks; it is my happy place. Most students in my classes have honestly been friendly. On the downside, the library is a little weird. It is very broken up and doesn't make sense. In addition, this may sound bad, but there are a lot of older students. It just kind of makes the experience weird having so many middle-aged people mixed in with the young college students. I'm a transfer student so I want to get into the party scene, but being in Buffalo the bars are pretty convenient!. There are too much sexual assault and crime reports. Better security is a must. I like Buff State so much more than I thought I would. The education department is awesome!!