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  1. Academics
    C+
  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 7,278 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Buffalo State acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 48% of students, Buffalo State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

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.

Buffalo State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,024/ 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
$9,069/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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.105 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,278Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
804
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    25%
  • Active
    24%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    24%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    10%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
  • SUNY
    25%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    16%
  • Buff State
    16%
  • Satisfactory
    12%
  • Ghetto
    11%
  • Relaxed but fun
    9%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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This school is honestly great for stem majors, since they dedicate a lots of money towards. The only major complains I've heard from fellow students is the people, extremely rude and loud at times. The food in the kitchen is not the greatest of quality where some student actually cooking rather then anything else. Classes are small so great for interacting or getting to know your professor!
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My overall experience in SUNY Buffalo State has been different than what I had expected. For starters, I go to school with people from all over the state. So that means I get to learn about others and see different points of view outside of my owns. Having to adopt to an unknown environments in Buffalo, it made me think that it more to the world than back home. It actually people who really cared about our education even if you not sure yourself where You want to go. Buffalo State would open your eyes to new exciting things that may have not be in the comfort zone . People always tend to tell me that I wouldn't learn anything while being in Buffalo State because it a party school. But that was not always true because if you party too much Buffalo State will kick you out if your grades is looking horrible. Buffalo state have activities to help bring students together such as clubs, social events, sports and games, etc.
I love the online format! I like it when online programs are asynchronous. I feel like having the choice of doing my work on my own time really is helpful to my everyday life. Professors have adapted quickly to this style of learning and make students confident in their abilities to still learn and pass classes at the same rate as if it were in person.