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
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.suny.edu/Student/index.cfm
Address:1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,475
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:0 (0% 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:$7,701
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,551
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,070

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

SUNY Buffalo State Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services122
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields31
English Language and Literature/Letters31
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics21
Health Professions and Related Programs31
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies23
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences31
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences81
Visual and Performing Arts1151
Grand total188148

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,037

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,72994%
Grant or scholarship aid1,50282%$8,070
Student loan aid1,27369%$5,913

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,57472%$7,413
Federal student loans5,84064%$6,507

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 2017

Number of applicants13,7156,0907,625
Percent admitted100%61%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%12%12%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment9,475
Undergraduate enrollment8,482
Graduate enrollment993

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

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
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated 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

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