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
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
SUNY Buffalo State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
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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.97 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
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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 53 responses
Report
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    26%
  • Active
    25%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    25%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    9%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    9%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    6%
  • Diverse
    0%

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.110 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • SUNY
    25%
  • Buff State
    16%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    16%
  • Satisfactory
    13%
  • Relaxed but fun
    10%
  • Ghetto
    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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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!!
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Wow, I got 3 acceptance letters! One of them was from my dream school, SUNY Buffalo State! I've dreamed about going to this school for about two years, so seeing that acceptance letter really brightened up my life. August 23, 2016, the first day I stepped foot on campus. Boy oh boy was it hard for me to maintain a calm manner. i was really excited to see my dorm. I received my room key and ID that same day. I got to the door and slid the room key in the slot. I couldn't believe how bright the room looked and how roomy it was. From the looks of my room, I believed i would've had the best college experience ever.
Buffalo State is a good school for certain majors, such as Education. Many other majors struggle because of the lack of motivation by the professors. Buffalo State wrings you out dry for all your money, then turns around and kicks you off campus as a Senior, leaving majority of their Senior students stuck with a SCAM for off-campus student housing as a last resort option. The diversity is great, but the food, some dorms, and the campus scenery needs to be worked on. SO much construction is being done at once, making the campus look very unappealing.