Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB-
Buffalo State is a public college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,278 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Buffalo State acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 48% of students, Buffalo State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
SUNY Buffalo State College Rankings
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Buffalo State Admissions
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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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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.105 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies136 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities123 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services76 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences73 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies68 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management68 Graduates
Information Science65 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 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
This school is honestly great for stem majors, since they dedicate a lots of money towards. The only major complains I've heard from fellow students is the people, extremely rude and loud at times. The food in the kitchen is not the greatest of quality where some student actually cooking rather then anything else. Classes are small so great for interacting or getting to know your professor!
My overall experience in SUNY Buffalo State has been different than what I had expected. For starters, I go to school with people from all over the state. So that means I get to learn about others and see different points of view outside of my owns. Having to adopt to an unknown environments in Buffalo, it made me think that it more to the world than back home. It actually people who really cared about our education even if you not sure yourself where You want to go. Buffalo State would open your eyes to new exciting things that may have not be in the comfort zone . People always tend to tell me that I wouldn't learn anything while being in Buffalo State because it a party school. But that was not always true because if you party too much Buffalo State will kick you out if your grades is looking horrible. Buffalo state have activities to help bring students together such as clubs, social events, sports and games, etc.
I love the online format! I like it when online programs are asynchronous. I feel like having the choice of doing my work on my own time really is helpful to my everyday life. Professors have adapted quickly to this style of learning and make students confident in their abilities to still learn and pass classes at the same rate as if it were in person.