Skip to: Skip to My Buff State Skip to Find People and sitewide search | Skip to the main navigation | Skip to the apply button | Skip to this page's main content | Skip to the Contact Information | Buffalo State

Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State at a Glance

Rockwell Hall

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

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
  • 600 part time
  • 51 faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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
49 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
Students studying

2015–2016 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $6,470 annual (in state)
  • $16,320 annual (out of state)
  • $1,199 fees
  • $12,472 room and board

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
176 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options

60 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

Scroll Up

Scroll Down