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 $30,300.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
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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Student Faculty Ratio
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.99 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 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?
Based on 55 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.112 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 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 been fortunate to have received the one-of-a-kind oversight and devotion the faculty and staff at SUNY Buffalo State College afford to their students. My undergraduate experience at Buffalo State has been a transformative one, thus far. Within the history department, more specifically, the professor's serve as a constant source of inspiration and are always pushing students to actualize their full potential. Moreover, in working with such an exceptional set of professional's serves as a reminder of just how much one can develop – as a student, as a person, and as a member of their greater-community – when they apply themselves and when they can access the one-of-a-kind mentorship that I have been fortunate to receive at Buffalo State College.
My experience at Buffalo State was an amazing experience. There's nothing I would change about that school. I've enjoyed my time there as a freshman, it was a whole experience. It was something I've never done before, something I would do a million times over and with a different mindset. The student body practically make up everything. Without the different organizations and clubs, there wouldn't be a Buffalo State. I've learned so much while attending this school. Even though I was 8 hours away from home, I still felt at home. I meet some pretty awesome people who have experienced things along side me. People always say to enjoy my college years, I'm glad I got to be exposed to a different atmosphere.
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.