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Buffalo State University 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 numerous undergraduate majors, graduate programs, minors, and certificates, all at an affordable SUNY price.

Chad McBean
Chad Hospitality Administration

"From the time that I've been here until now, I've met really amazing people who are like family to me."

Bushra Graphic Design

"I did not speak English when I first came to America and college seemed scary, but EOP helped me overcome that." 

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.

Three students on film set of The Wrong Road
‘The Wrong Road’ Provides Invaluable Real-World Experience for Students

Fifty Buffalo State undergraduate students became the production crew for Emmy Award–winning alumnus Tom Fontana's The Wrong Road—the largest production of a Fontana script ever filmed in Western New York.

Two students mixing ingredients in a mixing bowl
Applied Learning Is a Win for All at Interdisciplinary Iron Chef Competition

The heat was on in Caudell Hall as students from Buffalo State University’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics (HND) departments participated in the second annual Interdisciplinary Iron Chef Competition.

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.

Three students in front of Rockwell Hall

Our city is your classroom. 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.