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Buffalo State has been educating students for more than 150 years. We're home to an engaged, diverse community of learners, scholars, and leaders whose passion is discovery, community, and changing the world.

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Discover your calling. Whether you choose to study the arts, education, science, or professional studies, we have you covered. Buffalo State offers 79 undergraduate majors, 64 graduate programs, and numerous minors and certificates, all at an affordable SUNY price.

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“Success is determining what is personally achievable and then giving it your all.”

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“I realized many of the teachers I looked up to were graduates of Buffalo State.” 

Be a Bengal. Bengals come from all backgrounds and walks of life-from small towns and big cities. Buffalo State’s student life is just as varied. With our countless student organizations and activities, you’ll make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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New Buffalo News Editor Credits Buffalo State for Early Successes

“My years at Buffalo State made me the woman I am today. I developed through the people I met from all over, from the professors who were tough but fair.”

 —Buffalo News Executive Editor Sheila Rayam

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Engineering Tech Student Lands Internship at Top National Lab

"It was a fantastic experience. I felt lucky that I was selected for it."

—Joseph Wikar, a senior engineering technology major at Buffalo State 

The Bengal experience. Buffalo State’s long history and commitment to education are the cornerstones of its respected reputation. Our students, staff, faculty, and alumni share vast and varied stories of how the Buffalo State experience transformed their lives.

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Our city is your classroom. 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. Buffalo, NY, is a big city with a small-town feel. Our tree-lined campus is in walking distance to dining, shopping, museums, galleries, and parks.

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Get hands-on. Our dedicated faculty prepare you for your future through research, study away, service-learning, and internship opportunities. Take advantage of these options immediately and set yourself on the path to career success.