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Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State's Rockwell Hall on Elmwood Avenue.

Buffalo State,
State University of New York



  • City of Buffalo
  • 125-acre campus

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

Carnegie Master’s 1 institution

Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D.

Buffalo State faculty member addresses students in classroom.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Full time: 1,226
Part time: 631
Total: 1,857

  • Number of faculty with tenure: 273
  • Percent of full-time faculty with doctoral degrees: 78.7%
  • Percent of full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 86.5% 

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
62 percent (First-time freshmen)

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


  • NCAA Division III
  • 8 men's and 11 women's varsity sports
Buffalo State students studying in library.

2016–2017 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $6,470 annual (in state)
  • $16,320 annual (out of state)
  • $1,231 fees
  • $13,142 room and board

2016–2017 Graduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $10,870 annual (in state)
  • $22,210 annual (out of state)
  • $742 annual fees

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

2015–2016 Financial Aid for Undergraduates 

  • Number of students receiving financial aid: 6,260
  • Percent of students receiving financial aid: 69.4%
  • Average award per student: $13,691
  • Average loan commitment after graduation: $25,861 

Academic Offerings
177 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options

63 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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