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.

Website: www.buffalostate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,572
Undergraduate
Students
(55.9%) 4,795 Women
(43.5%) 3,732 Men
989
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 14,663 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.10
SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
440-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,260
Out-of-state: $32,040
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,210
Out-of-state: $17,990
Room and Board
$14,050
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,495
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
374
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bengals
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
33.7% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.9% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
66.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only Recommended Not reported
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1300 Elmwood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY 14222-1095
Phone
(716) 878-4017
Fax
(716) 878-6100
E-mail
admissions@buffalostate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 14,663 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1006 admitted students enrolled
Men
813 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.10
3.75 and Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
34%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
13%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 4%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,260
Out-of-state: $32,040
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,210
Out-of-state: $17,990
Room and Board
$14,050
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@buffalostate.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002842
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 92.3% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 70.8% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 18.0% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 16.2% of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
93.1% of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 92.1% of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 70.1% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 14.7% of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
13.1% of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,495
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
374
Part-Time Faculty
442
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 93% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Historic Preservation
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
115 acres

Weather

Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bengals
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, cheerleading, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
baseball, bowling, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, united student government, african-american student organization, caribbean student organization, the record, wbny radio
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,572
Women
4,795 (55.9%)
Men
3,732 (43.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,665
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
33.7% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.9% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 35 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
989

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
66.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
47.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 0.75%
Arts and Sciences 10.3%
Education 3%
Other 6.65%

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