1,276 reviews
  1. Buffalo, NY
  2. 4 Year
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-
SUNY Buffalo State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

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
62%
SAT Scores Range
820-1010
ACT Scores Range
21-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Buffalo State College

Cost

Net Price
$10,956/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,703/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,883/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,921/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,738/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,533/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.95 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,326Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    27%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    25%
  • Active
    24%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    10%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.108 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • SUNY
    26%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    17%
  • Buff State
    14%
  • Satisfactory
    14%
  • Ghetto
    11%
  • Relaxed but fun
    11%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    5%

After SUNY Buffalo State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

SUNY Buffalo State College Reviews

1,276 reviews
All Categories
Buffalo State is located in a very safe, beautiful and lively part of Buffalo. The school is very beautiful, diverse and have really great food! Once you go to Buff State you feel at home. I was disappointed about the lack of help/resources for students from low income households, but overall a great school and experience.
The professors are knowledgable, but often serving via an adjunct status, so their office availability is limited. The class sizes are small enough as to where you can lobby for any attention that you may want or need. The campus is in a bad neighborhood, but if you stay on the school property and don't go out too late, then you should be okay. The best students in the area typically choose more renowned schools than Buff State (I.E. U.B. or Cornell), but the diversity of graduate program availability and the affordability of classes (Buff State's full-time tuition rate is the cheapest amongst SUNY comprehensive campuses), make it a logical choice for many. Your Buff State academic experience is what you make of it. If you study hard and ask the professors enough questions, then you will be trained adequately in your field.
Living on campus is quite a social experience, not only am I a few buidlings away from my class buildings but my dorm is located directly next to the residential dinning hall! The dorms are very clean and surprisingly lively especially in the freshman dorms, the atmosphere is very warm and inviting with new and smiling faces on each floor. The best places to live are the upperclassmen dorms equipped with more spacious closets and single rooms. The cleaning staff are just like family, they greet students with a welcoming smile that makes the environment feel less like a dorm and more like home. Living on campus provides a better connection with the campus and campus life, from the outdoor events such as block parties, job fairs, carnivals, BBQs and even outdoor performances there is so much to do. Not only are those who dorm closer to their classes but the morning ruitine is a lot easier due to their close proximity to each classroom building. The housing process is very swift and easy to, it's as simple as picking filling out a form that analyzes ones features. Questions include your sleeping habits, whether you're a morning person, your personal tidyness on a scale of 1-10 . If you would prefer to dorm with someone you know, you can both request each other and it's as simple as that. The priceiest dorms are the upper classmen dorms but you certainly get what you pay for, the styles are more modern and much more spacious. Overall campus housing is very excellent.