Buffalo State is a public college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,665 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Buffalo State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 47% of students, Buffalo State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
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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.102 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies152 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities125 Graduates
Elementary Education74 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences67 Graduates
Information Science61 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?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.132 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
I have mixed emotions on my Buffalo State College experience. First off, the food is terrible. There were several occasions where I walked into dining hungry and left dining hungry and disappointed. There were a few days where a guest chief would come and the food would actually worth eating, but there were less of those days than one would hope. Also, most of the professors seem to be uninterested in building relationships with students who are struggling in certain classes. There causes students to become stressed and overwhelmed when it seems passing a class they are struggling with is becoming an uphill battle. I understand that the goal is to make college students more accountable young adults, however the professor should be the most helpful and available resource one could use to their advantage. The campus itself is currently working on its modifications. There are a few buildings and dorms that currently updating in technology.
SUNY Buffalo State college has overall, a great help in everything! There are many things and activities to do on campus. The campus is very modernized. The students are very diverse and very excited about everything. However, the one major thing that should change is the food options.
My experience at Buffalo State college has been great! Both staff and educators are devoted to teaching and take an interest in the students. I am currently in the Tech Ed program, which Buffalo State is 1 of 2 colleges to offer such a program in all of New York.