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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.
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.
Buffalo State's fall semester includes a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online courses.
“In high school, I didn’t apply myself. When I got to college, I made a promise to myself to live to my fullest potential, and I think I have.”
“Before coming here, I had never studied music privately. I had never sung. Now I’m playing at a level I’ve never thought I’d be able to play, and I’m doing things I’ve never saw myself doing before.”
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.
“We want to help students understand how to navigate all the other ways they can get involved civically or in their community.”
–Aurora Schunk, assistant director, Civic and Community Engagement Office
"We’re honored that our cultural partners agreed to host this multiple-institution exhibit to showcase the variety of work our students and faculty have painstakingly conserved over the years.”
–Patrick Ravines, director of art conservation
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.
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.