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
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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
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
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SUNY Buffalo State College Reviews

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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.
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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.
Overall, I think Buff State is a pretty good school. Most of the professors are very well educated, approachable, and kind, but like most schools, there are a few professors that don't meet the standards that should be set for one to be a professor. I love the diversity; people come here from all over, with different backgrounds. Coming to this campus has exposed me to many different cultures. I actually made friends with some people who are from Ghana, and they taught me some words in their language called "Tree" (spellcheck). The campus community as a whole is very welcoming and there are many opportunities to become involved with campus life.