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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 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 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.

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Buffalo State and M&T Bank Donate 50,000 Solar Eclipse Glasses to Buffalo Schools

Buffalo State University and M&T Bank, education sponsor of Buffalo State’s eclipse programming, provided 50,000 pairs of solar eclipse glasses, as well as eclipse-related educational materials, to Buffalo Public Schools students, teachers, and staff.

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Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in the Community

Ten individuals from Buffalo State University, including students, faculty, and staff members, spent three days of their precious spring recess volunteering with the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 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. 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.