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CAMPUS

Elmwood and Rockwell street signs

LOCATION

Our 125-acre campus is very accessible, walkable, and is located in Buffalo's vibrant museum district.

Buffalo State is surrounded by trendy cafés, museums, restaurants, shops, parks, and Victorian-styled housing. Accessible by car or bus, the campus is approximately 20 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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Buffalo waterfront

ABOUT BUFFALO

The City of Buffalo is the second largest city in the State of New York. Buffalo's closest metropolitan neighbors include Niagara Falls, New York (half-hour drive)—one of the world's most visited natural wonders—and Toronto, Canada (two-hour drive).

Centrally located, Buffalo is within a one-day driving radius of such other major cities as Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and, of course, New York City.

Buffalo State is located in the heart of the city's cultural corridor.

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Students in student housing

LIVING ON CAMPUS

More than 2,000 students live on campus in 11 corridor, suite, and apartment-style campus residence halls. Most residence halls are within a five-minute walk from classrooms. Graduate and upperclass students may opt to live on campus, or live off campus in Buffalo's attractive Elmwood neighborhood.

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Looking at art

Arts on Campus

Buffalo State is known for its extensive programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Professional and world-class installations and performances are a regular feature of Buffalo State's campus programming, especially at the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

In addition there are several unique installation spaces on campus, ornate sculptures, and breathtaking architecture at every turn.

Science building

BUILDING BOOM

Buffalo State is engaged in $350 million in new construction and full-scale renovations through 2016. From technologically advanced new academic buildings to reimagined social spaces, Buffalo State offers world-class facilities at a fraction of the cost charged by private institutions.

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Inside of the Student Union

TAKE A TOUR

The best way to learn about life at Buffalo State is to experience it in person! We have many visit optiond for you to choose from.

Can't make it to campus? Take a tour from home (or anywhere)—with our Interactive Walking Tour.

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Buffalo State Is in the Heart of Buffalo's Cultural Corridor

As SUNY’s only urban four-year college, Buffalo State has a mission that grows directly from our location. We serve the city because we are of the city.

Life on Campus

Campus in the fall
Our Campus

Our campus is surrounded by trendy cafés, museums, restaurants, shops, parks, and Victorian-styled housing. Accessible by car or bus, the campus is approximately 20 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Students in student housing

More than 2,000 students live on campus, and our residence halls are within a five-minute walk from classrooms.

Police in car

Campus safety is assured by University Police patrols, residence halls security, safe escort programs, motorist assistance and emergency response planning.

Students holding fishing net
Learning in the City

Many faculty see the city as an extension of the classroom. In the sciences, students take certain courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, oceanography, environmental science, geography, or history, complete work at Buffalo State's Great Lakes Center.

WBNY

Involvement in a club or organization is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences for a student.

Our Neighbors

Student painting

For over 150 years, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has presented the artistic expressions of our times and hosted one of the world's most extraordinary modern art collections.

Buffalo History Museum

Since 1862, the Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization, serving to collect, research, interpret, and share the Niagara Frontier’s rich history.

Delaware Park

The jewel of the Olmsted system, Delaware Park has 350 acres of meadows, forests, and gardens. With a golf course, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a track, the location serves as Buffalo's Central Park.

Building on the Elmwood strip

The Elmwood Strip has an abundance of restaurants, shops, and galleries.

Giraffe at the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States, and welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York.

 

Getting Here

For Your GPS
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y. 14222

Latitude and Longitude (Decimal)
Latitude: 42.9326142
Longitude: -78.8769959
     
Latitude and Longitude (ddd.mm.ss)
Latitude: N  42°   55′   57.41″
Longitude: W  78°   52′   37.19″

Get Directions from:
Yahoo! Maps / Google Maps / Map Quest

From the East
(via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 51 (NY 33 West) to NY 198 West. Exit NY 198 at Elmwood Avenue South. The college is immediately on the right.

From the West
(via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.

From the North/Niagara Falls
Take Interstate 190 South (over the Grand Island Bridge) to NY 198 East; exit at Grant Street or Elmwood Avenue.

 

From the Peace Bridge
Take Interstate 190 North to NY 198 East; exit at Grant Street or Elmwood Avenue.

From the Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Exit the airport onto Rt. 33 West for approximately 5.5 miles. Continue to Rt. 198 West (Scajaquada Expressway). Stay on expressway approximately 2.2 miles. Exit at Elmwood Avenue South. Continue on Elmwood Avenue. approximately .2 mile. Enter Buffalo State to the right on Rockwell Road.

Greyhound
181 Ellicott Street
(3.9 miles)
(716) 855-7531
1 (800) 231-2222 (fares/schedules)

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)

NFTA Metro Bus
Citywide and suburban service; reduced schedules on weekends. Buffalo State is a stop along the 20-Elmwood, 3-Grant, and 32-Amherst routes.

Costs
Boarding fare: $2. Exact fare (coins or bills) or pass.

Daily/weekly/monthly passes

NFTA Metro Rail
One route along Main Street from the University at Buffalo South Campus through downtown Buffalo.

Free parking at two stations: South Campus (3435 Main Street, about 4 miles) and LaSalle (Main Street and Hertel Avenue, about 3 miles).

Costs
Boarding fare: $2. Exact fare (coins or bills) or pass.

Daily/weekly/monthly passes

 

 

Stations

Exchange and Washington Streets
(6.42 miles)
(716) 856-2075

55 Dick Road, Depew
(10.39 miles)
(716) 683-8440

Reservations/Schedules:
(800) USA-RAIL
www.amtrak.com

Buffalo/Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street at Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga
(8.86 miles)
(716) 630-6000 (general),
630-6001 (weather/closings),
630-6191 (parking)
 

Ground transportation to/from airport readily available via taxi, Airport-Downtown Express, and NFTA Metro Bus.

Wayfinding: Summer-Fall 2014

Buffalo State is in the process of introducing a new wayfinding program that will dramatically enhance the look of campus and allow visitors to navigate campus with ease. Campus maps are being revised to reflect a new naming system for campus entrances, parking lots, pathways, quads, and landmarks.

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