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Group of students on the lawn
Buffalo waterfront with City Hall in background.

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.

Buffalo State residents in Student Apartment Complex kitchen

LIVING ON CAMPUS

More than 3,000 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.

Students looking at art at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Arts on Campus

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.

Exterior of Buffalo State's Science Building

BUILDING BOOM

Between 2009 and 2016, Buffalo State invested $350 million in new construction and renovations of existing facilities on campus. 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.

 

Students and families inside the Campbell Student Union.

TAKE A TOUR

The best way to learn about life at Buffalo State is to experience it in person!

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

Your Campus in the City

Visit Us

Students on a walking tour of campus

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

Accessible by car or bus, the campus is approximately 20 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

 

Admissions Tour

Directions 

Parking and Permits  

 

Buffalo Welcomes You

Buffalo skyline seen from the marina

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.

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

 

More About Buffalo 

Getting Here

Buffalo’s Cultural Corridor

Delaware Park gazebo seen from the rose garden

Buffalo State is surrounded by trendy cafés, museums, restaurants, shops, parks, and Victorian-styled housing.

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Buffalo History Museum

Delaware Park

Elmwood Strip

Buffalo Zoo

Campus Life

Students in campus housing

Living at Buffalo State

More than 3,000 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.

Housing Options

Meal Plans

Counseling Center

Dean of Students Office

Fitness Center

Weigel Wellness Center

Buffalo State students hold fishing net at the Great Lakes Center Field Station.

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.

Internships

Great Lakes Center

Civic and Community Engagement Office

 

 

Buffalo State students on the air in the WBNY studios.

Clubs and Organizations

Involvement in a club or organization is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences for a student. Buffalo State has more than 100 student organizations.

Events

Student Life Office

Student Clubs and Activities

United Students Government

Volunteering

University Police officer in patrol car.

Campus Safety

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

University Police

Staying Safe on Campus

Students of Concern Care Team

Getting to Campus

By Car

Google Maps

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

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 Elmwood Avenue.

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

From the Greater Buffalo 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 miles. Enter Buffalo State to the right on Rockwell Road.

By Bus

To Buffalo, NY

Greyhound
(716) 855-7531
1 (800) 231-2222 (fares/schedules)

Megabus

Trailways
1 (800) 858-8555
 


In Buffalo, NY

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.

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 available.

By Train

Amtrak
Exchange and Washington Streets
(6.42 miles)
(716) 856-2075
AND
55 Dick Road, Depew
(10.39 miles)
(716) 683-8440
Reservations/Schedules:
(800) USA-RAIL

By Plane

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.

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