Buffalo State – The State University of New York (SUNY)

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1300 Elmwood Avenue, Moot Hall

Buffalo, NY 14222-1095

(716) 878-4017

Fax: (716) 878-6100

Contact: Carmela Thompson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1300 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 878-4000


Total undergrads: 9,361

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,523

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,172

Graduate enrollment: 1,863


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion Design B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education of Physically Handicapped B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Electromechanical Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

SUNY Buffalo State Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (716) 878-4000
Website: suny.buffalostate.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.suny.edu/Student/index.cfm
Address: 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,658
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,365 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,472
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,182
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,052

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

SUNY Buffalo State Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at SUNY Buffalo State.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 123
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 151
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 262232
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
English Language and Literature/Letters 31
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 131
Health Professions and Related Programs 131
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mathematics and Statistics 321
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 213
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 33
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 191
Visual and Performing Arts 4171
Grand total 428956

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at SUNY Buffalo State and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,472
Out-of-state $18,182
Books and supplies $1,038

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,143
Out-of-state $23,933

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,636 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,508 87% $9,052
Student loan aid 1,155 66% $6,353

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,142 76% $8,506
Federal student loans 4,869 60% $6,467

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for SUNY Buffalo State. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled SUNY Buffalo State students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,577 6,172 8,405
Percent admitted 100% 63% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 11% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

SUNY Buffalo State Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,658
Undergraduate enrollment 7,647
Graduate enrollment 1,011

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

SUNY Buffalo State Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

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