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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Buffalo State has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Buffalo State are given below.
|Address:||1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Buffalo State?
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.
Can I Afford Buffalo State?
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
There are also 1,030 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,582 full-time undergraduates at Buffalo State, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Buffalo State students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,179|
|Hispanic or Latino||929|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Buffalo State has changed over the last few years.
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|
|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|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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