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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
    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 7,665 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.
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
Branch of
SUNY System

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
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,594/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,532/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,665Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
862
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Active
    24%
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    24%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    22%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    10%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.115 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • SUNY
    26%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    16%
  • Buff State
    15%
  • Satisfactory
    12%
  • Ghetto
    10%
  • Relaxed but fun
    10%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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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.
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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.