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Buffalo State College

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State College, founded in 1867, is a public college of arts and sciences and part of the State University of New York system. Its 115-acre urban campus is located in Buffalo.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students9,187
   Women5,210 (56.7%)
   Men3,977 (43.3%)
Graduate Students1,143


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 13,679 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.15
SAT Math447 average
400-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading449 average
400-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing436 average
390-480 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
16-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,173
Out-of-state: $34,023
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,700
Out-of-state: $17,550
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met39%
Average Freshman Award$14,870
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Buffalo Population259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
28.7% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students1.6% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning70.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.08 3.01 535 550 23
Low 2.20 2.00 400 460 15
High 4.00 4.00 730 650 30
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• Buffalo State is only about 18 miles from Niagara Falls State Park.

• Buffalo State's Great Lakes Center has its own fleet of research ships and an on-shore lab.

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