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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  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 7,665 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.
About SUNY Buffalo State College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
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
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,594/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,283/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,329/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,160/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,606/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,536/ year
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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.99 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,665Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    25%
  • Active
    24%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    24%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    11%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    9%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    5%
  • Stressed
    2%

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.112 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • SUNY
    26%
  • Buff State
    16%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    16%
  • Satisfactory
    13%
  • Ghetto
    10%
  • Relaxed but fun
    10%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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SUNY Buffalo State College Reviews

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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.
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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.