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SUNY Buffalo State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  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 C+
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Buffalo State is a public university located in Buffalo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,384 undergraduate students. The Buffalo State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 41% 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
Liberty League

SUNY Buffalo State University 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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1160
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
$9,998 / 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
$9,663 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 95 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 114 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 113 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    37%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,384 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
763
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Wanting an education, but not always motivated
    23%
  • Active
    22%
  • Wanting an education, but not always dedicated
    22%
  • Vanilla, and Vacant for most of the students
    9%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    9%
  • Worrying about passing classes and tests
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 127 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
  • SUNY
    29%
  • Buff State
    19%
  • NYC in Buffalo
    18%
  • Satisfactory
    12%
  • Relaxed but fun
    10%
  • FIRST SUNY HBCU
    5%
  • Uneventful
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 69 responses

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