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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
More than 3,000 students live on campus, and our residence halls are within a five-minute walk from classrooms.
Campus safety is assured by University Police patrols, residence halls security, safe escort programs, motorist assistance and emergency response planning.
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.
Involvement in a club or organization is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences for a student.
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.
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.
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.
The Elmwood Strip has an abundance of of locally-owned restaurants, shops, and markets.
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.
The Elmwood Avenue bridge over NY Route 198 is currently being replaced. The two westernmost lanes of Elmwood Ave. over the bridge will be closed for construction through winter. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the eastern side of the bridge.
In addition, the off-ramps from Route 198 onto Elmwood Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project, with detours posted to exits at Grant Street or Delaware Avenue. This project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2016. The campus can be accessed from the Grant Street exit of the 198.
Buffalo State has introduced a new wayfinding program that dramatically enhances the look of campus and allows visitors to navigate campus with ease. Campus maps have been revised to reflect the new naming system for campus entrances, parking lots, pathways, quads, and landmarks.