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Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State at a Glance

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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 2013)

  • 10,665 students
  • 9,338 undergraduate
  • 1,327 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


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

2014–2015 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $6,170 annual (in state)
  • $15,820 annual (out of state)
  • $1,177 fees

2014–2015 Graduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $10,370 annual (in state)
  • $20,190 annual (out of state)
  • $684.28 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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