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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
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.
About SUNY Buffalo State College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
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
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
775-980
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,046/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,229/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,185/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,183/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,663/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,386/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.98 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,598Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    26%
  • Active
    24%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    24%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    11%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    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.111 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 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
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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SUNY Buffalo State College Reviews

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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.
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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!!