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Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY
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
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives   4
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
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
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
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
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission 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
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
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
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  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 13,726 applicants were admitted
   Women Not reported
   Men Not reported
Students Enrolled Not reported
   Women 911 admitted students enrolled
   Men 717 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  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 438 average
380-490 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 4%
  Score of 500 - 600 20%
  Score of 400 - 500 46%
  Score of 300 - 400 29%
  Score of 200 - 300 3%
SAT Critical Reading 442 average
390-490 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 3%
  Score of 500 - 600 20%
  Score of 400 - 500 50%
  Score of 300 - 400 24%
  Score of 200 - 300 2%
SAT Writing 426 average
380-470 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 0%
  Score of 600 - 700 2%
  Score of 500 - 600 14%
  Score of 400 - 500 51%
  Score of 300 - 400 30%
  Score of 200 - 300 3%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.10
3.75 and Above 11%
3.50 - 3.74 8%
3.25 - 3.49 19%
3.00 - 3.24 15%
2.50 - 2.99 38%
2.00 - 2.49 9%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 20 average
19-22 range of middle 50%
  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: 3%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 74%
Bottom half: 26%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported