About SUNY Buffalo State

Founded in 1871, SUNY Buffalo State. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,482 full time undergraduate students, and 993 full time graduate students.

The SUNY Buffalo State Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 379 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY Buffalo State include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range775-980
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at SUNY-Buffalo State are considered Selective, with ,34% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 65% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY Buffalo State.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
36%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
53%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
47%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
19%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
49%
“We only party on weekends”
28%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
36%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
53%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
8%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
18%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
43%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
47%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
19%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
49%
“We only party on weekends”
28%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
57%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

SUNY Buffalo State REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    100 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    81 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    121 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    123 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    123 Students rated class size 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    122 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    123 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    123 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of SUNY Buffalo State?

45 Students rated SUNY Buffalo State

Breanna - 05/30/2021

It's a wonderful culture and a great affordable option. They take such good care of first-years especially and help everyone else whenever they can. Weigel Health is wonderful and everyone is so nice. I've yet to meet a bad one yet. Not only that, on campus housing is beautiful with a great fitness center and great RAs.

yolisa - 08/20/2020

My opinion of SUNY Buffalo State is that this schools gives an opportunity for everyone, regardless of our differences and where many of us grew up, this school shows that everyone is welcomes here at Buffalo and that everyone here is understanding and respectful of each other. The atmosphere is what I mainly care about at campus, and the comfort and wholesomeness of this school really makes me feel as if i’m just at home and I am also pursuing my career while doing so. This school has opened my eyes to new opportunities as well, making me realize that I can be more open to things and that it’s okay to try new things and meet new people.

naneka

It is a good school faculty is always willing to help. It is a party school,

Wendy

Great school, teachers passionate about their subjects.

SUNY Buffalo State FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at SUNY Buffalo State?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY Buffalo State is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a high school student from New York City I thought a lot about the decision I was making to go away for college. When I made the decision of going to Buffalo State College, which is eight hours away from the City, I began to think about the different things I would have to get used to. However, I never thought about the real transition of going from a High School in New York City to a college Upstate New York. Knowing what I know now about college and the transition I went through, I would?ve advised myself to never forget that I worked very hard and alone to get to where I am now, that struggles were bound to happen. At First I was overwhelmed because of the noticeable changes I was experiencing, and never thought about the fact that I got myself into this and in the future every little struggle will pay off gratefully.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates are genuinely nice people. I don't have any issues with anyone I have come across so far. In class, most of the students that I befriend seem focused on succeeding in school and in life. My dorming expericence has been good as well. There are some people that are obviously not disciplined or responsible and I keep my distance from them.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Buffalo has a lot of diversity, different types of people, surroundings, experiences. Buffalo is a large school, but to me it just means more opportunities and more experiences than a smaller school could offer. The only complaint I have about UB is that our sports teams are less than great, but being a Division 1 school means alot of heavy competition, so it's okay.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    The sizes of classes vary largely. Most of my classes are rather large, which can be intimidating. However, if you make the effort to utilize office hours and contacting your professor, most of them are willing and appreciative of the contact with students. The education at UB is geared often towards the future, the bigger picture, and a student's opportunities after college.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The teachers Exercise Science program that I am in are very helpful and have good teaching techniques.

    Read all  27 answers
  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Liberal, social student

    Read all  26 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    Tje freedom, size and diversity

    Read all  25 answers
  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Buffalo State College is best known for offering quality education for an affordable price. Also it is a wonderful school if someone is venturing into education or design careers.

    Read all  24 answers
  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I belong to the UB swim team, and therefore I am blessed with about 50 odd people that I am with every day. We do everything together and generally stick together, my teammates are my friends. We do mix with other athletic teams and through AFA I have been able to meet other people. True Blue is starting to break down the athlete-rest-of-the school divide but it's there. The athletes do not like the Greeks point and fact. People party at UB and it depends on who you hang out with the amount that you party. For some people the weekend starts on Thursday night, others never go out. For me if I go out in-season it's only Saturday night, but in the off season we tend to have a little more fun.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to this school, I wish I had known who was the best person to go to for advisement. At the beginning of my college career here at Buffalo State College, I got advised by three different advisors and was told three different kinds of information regarding which classes I need to take, which caused me to take a couple classes I did not need to. I finally figured out that the best person to go to in order to get the most effective advisement was Mrs. Day, the assistant director to the Education Department.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is a good size, its not too hard, everyone is pretty nice.

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A beautiful campus with a lot of things to offer.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of the students of SUNY College at Buffalo is that they are very energetic, and outgoing. They like to challenge many goals, not only on an academic level but in social life as well such as making friends even. The school holds many events that is operated and run by, not the school, but the students themselves. It's not only SUNY Buffalo that has jocks, frat kids and stoners; every school has them. I view this not as a deterioration of the school image but builds up the diversity of the people you can meet.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That Buffalo is always under snow... yes we have had some crazy snow storms and ice storms, but our summers are some of the best, absolutely beautiful. Also, we know that the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres are yet to win a championship- so stop telling us. It will happen some day! Another- we are all drunks... well our bars close at 4:00-am! What do you expect?

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  16. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the food options at the school, i iwsh there were healthier options.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The Parking situation is the most frustrating. Albeit we have lost our parking lots for new buildings, it is still a hassle to have to show up 3 hrs prior to class in order to find a parking spot

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    It is a large school, but there's nothing wrong with that.

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  19. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I believe that anyone can attend this school because it is fairly diverse and liberal. It also has its set of rules that students must follow.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    the basket ball and the soccer teams are the best on campus lets gooo BENGALS

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  21. What are your classes like?

    I am currently taking MTH 142, MTH 309, AAS 261, and VS 150. VS 150 satisfies the art gen ed requirement and is a very easy class. My professor is fun and in the class we talk about some art, he makes jokes, and we watch films. There are 3 tests which make up your grade. Attendance is extra credit. The tests are 25 multiple choice questions. He uses a bell curve and then pushes it forward towards As. A 36/100 in that class will get you a C-. I got a 72/100 and it's a B+. I always go to class, so I'll get that extra credit. The tests are poorly worded. Some questions are obvious while others are impossible. The curve makes it all OK though. Low stress class. AAS 261 is African American Studies. It satisfies the US history requirement. I go to class, listen to the teacher, take notes, very rarely have homework. The tests are 2 essay questions and the teacher doesn't give out good grades easily. 1/3rd of my class failed the 1st test. MTH 142 is a calculus 2 class for majors and it is basically what you'd imagine it to be. It's a lot of work, but it's doable. I get homework every week and the tests are difficult, but manageable. MTH 309 is a Linear Algebra course. I go to class and learn very little. The textbook teaches me most of what I need to know. For me it is a very difficult class and I have no idea how to read the questions. Once you know what the question is asking it is easy to answer.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

8,482

Total Undergrad Enrollment

993

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

75

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

11

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
31%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending SUNY Buffalo State receive some sort of financial aid. 65% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,551

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,037

Books and Supplies

$12,614

Room and Board

31,202

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,229
$30 - $48K
$11,185
$48 - $75K
$16,183
$75 - $110K
$18,663
$110K & UP
$19,386

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