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SUNY Buffalo State College
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  • 4 Year
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Buffalo State is a public college located in Buffalo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,916 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Buffalo State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 46% of students, Buffalo State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

About

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

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Buffalo State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1080
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$12,230 / 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
$9,052 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 107 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 106 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
    25%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,916 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
731
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    24%
  • Active
    23%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    23%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    10%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    6%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 120 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
  • SUNY
    24%
  • Buff State
    17%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    17%
  • Satisfactory
    12%
  • Ghetto
    10%
  • Relaxed but fun
    9%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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