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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.

Web Sitewww.buffalostate.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students9,475
   Women5,380 (56.8%)
   Men4,095 (43.2%)
Graduate Students1,608

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 12,589 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.15
SAT Math452 average
410-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading449 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing436 average
390-490 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,184
Out-of-state: $33,034
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,669
Out-of-state: $17,519
Room and Board
$12,332
Average Percent of Need Met14%
Average Freshman Award$13,420
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$24,290

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
386
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

CAMPUS LIFE

Buffalo Population259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 61% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBengals
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
26.2% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.3% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students1.4% from 83 countries
First-Year Students Returning73.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
22.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.01 3.29 482 495 467 22
Low 1.70 1.70 280 300 280 14
High 4.00 5.00 720 710 700 29
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DID YOU KNOW?

• 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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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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