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Buffalo State has been educating students since 1871. 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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Ready to Roar Again!

Buffalo State's fall semester will include a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online courses.

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We're here to help.

The Academic Commons is a one-stop source for advising, tutoring, and other academic support services to help you succeed.

For 150 years, SUNY Buffalo State College has guided generations of students through history’s most trying times. We have the skills and experience to keep your education on track and up-to-date. Together, we are Buff State Strong!

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Bianca Philosophy

“When I came to Buffalo State, I was a lot shier and quieter. I think getting involved in Buffalo State—learning how to talk to others and carry myself in a professional way—has helped me grow socially.”

Wilfred Folaranmi
Wilfried Business

“Getting involved on campus has been life-changing to me. It’s taught me to get out of my comfort zone and become a leader.”

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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Faculty Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.

Five Buffalo State Africana studies faculty members weigh in on the current race relations climate.

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Physics Professor Is Redefining Cool

Arjun Pathak, assistant professor of physics, wants refrigerators to be more environmentally friendly. His research shows it’s possible, but the problem is finding the materials to do it. 

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.