SUNY College at Buffalo

Also known as Buffalo State

1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY

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SUNY College at Buffalo is a public institution located in Buffalo, NY and provides a large number of program options for students. Enrollment at SUNY College at Buffalo exceeds twelve thousand per year.

Areas of study available at SUNY College at Buffalo include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Most students accepted to SUNY College at Buffalo score in-between 860 to 1090 on the SAT exam. This school has an admissions rate of 44% of which only 28% chose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $7,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $17,000 annually. Housing is available for students and costs around $6,600 annually. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at SUNY College at Buffalo through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study offered, and more can be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Buffalo State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at SUNY College at Buffalo is about 10,000, where graduate students make up roughly 18% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,500-$7,800
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $16,000-$19,580
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $270-$320 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $680-$820 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$7,576
Receiving Student Loans70%$6,409

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, SUNY College at Buffalo may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

SUNY College at Buffalo has an overall graduation rate which is close to 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years25%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

SUNY College at Buffalo is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (State University of New York Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (State University of New York Ath Conf)
  • Football (Empire Eight)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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