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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 Students8,482
   Women4,792 (56.5%)
   Men3,690 (43.5%)
Graduate Students993


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate64% of 13,726 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 GPA3.10
SAT Math438 average
380-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading442 average
390-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing426 average
380-470 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
19-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,378
Out-of-state: $35,028
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,976
Out-of-state: $17,626
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman Award$18,838
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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 68% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
31.3% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.3% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students1.4% from 79 countries
First-Year Students Returning68.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.04 3.03 535 568 25
Low 2.70 2.50 370 470 23
High 3.45 3.57 620 630 27
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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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