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Buffalo State Overview

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

What Is Buffalo State Known For?

1,577 Undergraduate Awards
$26,143 Avg Cost After Aid
80% 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Audiovisual Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Other Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#157 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#163 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
#4 Best Value Colleges for Ceramic Arts & Ceramics College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Painting College Factual
#9 Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduates College Factual
#89 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#135 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Buffalo State?

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Contact details for Buffalo State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-878-4000
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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Buffalo State?

80% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
Buffalo State has an acceptance rate of 80%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% 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 440 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Buffalo State  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800
SAT Math Scores for Buffalo State  ( 420 to 530 )
200
800

Can I Afford Buffalo State?

$26,143 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Buffalo State is $26,143. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Buffalo State, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,067 a year. That adds up to $24,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Buffalo State is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Buffalo State Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,582 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,309 undergraduate students at Buffalo State, with 6,582 being full-time and 727 being part-time.

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There are also 1,030 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,582 full-time undergraduates at Buffalo State, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 336
Black or African American 2,179
Hispanic or Latino 929
White 2,778
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 297

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

3,943 Took All Classes Online
7,928 Took At Least One Class Online
398.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,928 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Buffalo State

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Buffalo State was $7,669 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,519. The following table shows how Buffalo State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Teacher Education Grade Specific #64 #79

Online Growth Rankings of Buffalo State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Buffalo State was 398.7%. This is the #181 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 17%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13%

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 Grade Specific #11
Teacher Education Subject Specific #13
Education #37

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 Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 176 0 23 199
Teacher Education Grade Specific 112 2 60 174
Criminal Justice & Corrections 145 0 8 153
Teacher Education Subject Specific 48 0 81 129
Liberal Arts General Studies 126 0 0 126
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 17 97 114
General Psychology 83 0 0 83
Information Science 70 0 0 70
Public Relations & Advertising 56 0 6 62
Social Work 62 0 0 62
Special Education 20 0 41 61
Textile & Apparel Studies 60 0 0 60
Educational Administration 0 23 33 56
Sociology 55 0 0 55
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 51 51
Hospitality Management 50 0 0 50
Communication Sciences 23 0 25 48
General Biology 38 0 9 47
Health Sciences & Services 45 0 0 45
Economics 41 0 2 43
Fine & Studio Arts 22 10 10 42
General English Literature 35 0 5 40
Mechanical Engineering Technology 39 0 0 39
Audiovisual Communications 28 0 0 28
History 24 0 1 25
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 22 0 0 22
Industrial Production Technology 21 0 0 21
Political Science & Government 21 0 0 21
Drama & Theater Arts 19 0 0 19
Journalism 16 0 0 16
Writing Studies 15 0 0 15
Graphic Communications 14 0 0 14
Industrial Engineering 0 0 10 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 0 0 10
Music 9 0 0 9
Electronics Engineering Technology 8 0 0 8
Applied Mathematics 2 0 6 8
Chemistry 8 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 7 0 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 7 0 0 7
Philosophy 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
Geography & Cartography 6 0 0 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 5 5
Romance Languages 5 0 0 5
Museum Studies 0 0 5 5
Urban Studies 5 0 0 5
Instructional Media Design 0 0 4 4
Teaching English or French 0 4 0 4
Data Analytics 0 1 3 4
Anthropology 4 0 0 4
Physics 3 0 0 3
International Relations & National Security 3 0 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 0 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 2 0 2
Woodworking 2 0 0 2
Public Administration 0 2 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 2 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Applied Statistics 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0
Systems Theory 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,577 68 485 2,130

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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