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Buffalo State Overview

Buffalo State is a public institution situated in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Buffalo State Known For?

1,714 Undergraduate Awards
$27,961 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Buffalo State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of the faculty were full-time.

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Buffalo State Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Buffalo State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#335 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Buffalo State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Audiovisual Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Communications Technologies & Support Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Buffalo State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduates College Factual
#76 Best Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Buffalo State?

Location of Buffalo State

Contact details for Buffalo State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-878-4000
Website: suny.buffalostate.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloStateCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/buffalostate

How Do I Get Into Buffalo State?

You can apply to Buffalo State online at: www.suny.edu/Student/index.cfm

Admission Requirements for Buffalo State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Buffalo State?

58% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
Buffalo State has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Buffalo State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 540. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Buffalo State  ( 450 to 540 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Buffalo State  ( 430 to 530 )
200
800
Buffalo State received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Buffalo State?

$27,961 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Buffalo State is $27,961. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Buffalo State, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,507 a year. That adds up to $26,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Buffalo State is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Buffalo State Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,916 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,647 undergraduate students at Buffalo State, with 6,916 being full-time and 731 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Buffalo State

There are also 1,011 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,916 full-time undergraduates at Buffalo State, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Buffalo State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Buffalo State students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Buffalo State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 314
Black or African American 2,274
Hispanic or Latino 967
White 2,958
International Students 94
Other Races/Ethnicities 309

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Buffalo State. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Buffalo State

299 Took All Classes Online
2,261 Took At Least One Class Online
34.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,261 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Buffalo State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 90th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Buffalo State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Buffalo State was 34.5%. This is the #628 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Buffalo State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Buffalo State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 4%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Buffalo State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Buffalo State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Subject Specific #27
Teacher Education Grade Specific #46
Education #129

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Buffalo State Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 223 0 26 249
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 23 177 200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 155 0 4 159
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 92 3 47 142
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 133 0 0 133
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 41 0 70 112
General Psychology 0 79 0 0 79
Public Relations & Advertising 0 69 0 6 75
Information Science 0 75 0 0 75
Family & Consumer Economics 0 73 0 0 73
Social Work 0 69 0 0 69
Special Education 0 15 0 50 65
Health Sciences & Services 0 60 0 0 60
Hospitality Management 0 57 0 0 57
Economics 0 50 0 7 57
Fine & Studio Arts 0 36 10 10 56
Communication Sciences 0 31 0 24 55
Sociology 0 47 0 0 47
General Biology 0 32 0 7 39
General English Literature 0 29 0 7 36
Educational Administration 0 0 11 24 35
History 0 32 0 3 35
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 34 0 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 29 29
Audiovisual Communications 0 27 0 0 27
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 24 0 0 24
Journalism 0 23 0 0 23
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 22 0 0 22
Industrial Production Technology 0 22 0 0 22
Drama & Theater Arts 0 22 0 0 22
Systems Theory 0 0 0 21 21
Mathematics 0 11 0 5 16
Political Science & Government 0 14 0 0 14
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 12 0 0 12
Graphic Communications 0 12 0 0 12
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 12 12
Writing Studies 0 12 0 0 12
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 0 0 12
Museum Studies 0 0 0 11 11
Anthropology 0 10 0 0 10
Philosophy 0 8 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 0 8 0 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 7 7
Geography & Cartography 0 7 0 0 7
Music 0 7 0 0 7
Multilingual Education 0 0 4 0 4
Teaching English or French 0 0 4 0 4
Romance Languages 0 4 0 0 4
Physics 0 4 0 0 4
Urban Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Human Resource Management 0 0 3 0 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 0 3
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 2 2
Applied Mathematics 0 2 0 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Public Administration 0 0 1 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1,713 59 549 2,322

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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