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Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State at a Glance

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Name
Buffalo State,
State University of New York

Founded
1871

Location

  • City of Buffalo
  • 125-acre campus

Accreditation
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; numerous professional organizations for specific academic programs [more.]

Designation
Carnegie Master’s 1 institution

President
Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner

Students on campus

Enrollment (Fall 2014)

  • 10,661 students
  • 9,316 undergraduate
  • 1,176 graduate

Faculty and Staff

  • 1,220 full time
  • 615 part time
  • 48 faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and seven have been honored as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professors

Class Size

  • 88 percent of all classes have fewer than 40 students
  • Classes for undergraduate majors usually have between 12 and 15 students

Admissions Acceptance Rate
46 percent (First-time freshmen)

Alumni Profile
More than 100,000 alumni living throughout the world; more than 57,000 in Western New York

Athletics

  • NCAA Division III
  • 8 men's and 11 women's varsity sports
Students studying

2015–2016 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $6,470 annual (in state)
  • $16,320 annual (out of state)
  • $1,199 fees

2015–2016 Graduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $10,870 annual (in state)
  • $22,210 annual (out of state)
  • $695.28 annual fees

* Costs subject to change. Visit the Student Accounts Office for latest updates.

Financial Aid

  • 84 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid
  • $12,248 average award package

Academic Offerings
171 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options

61 graduate programs, including 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs

Five schools: School of Arts and Humanities; School of Education; School of Natural and Social Sciences; School of the Professions; The Graduate School

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