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Buffalo State has been educating students for 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.

Adrianna Aviles
Adrianna Business Administration and Writing

 “I’d eventually like to become a professor and teach students like myself.”

Ryan Tetreault
Ryan Psychology

“Over the past three years, I’ve grown to be the person who says, ‘Yes, I can do that,’ and then new doors open.”

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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Buffalo State Moves Up in Social Mobility Index

“We’ve heard time and time again how a college education can catapult an individual from poverty into the middle class and beyond, and at Buffalo State, we make it our mission to help students from all socioeconomic backgrounds achieve that goal.”

—President Katherine Conway-Turner

Muriel Howard All College Honors students
Honors Program Enrollment Is Booming

“Honors can be so much more than a line on your transcript.”

—Matt Baran, Assistant Director, Honors Program


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.