believe. inspire. achieve

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. 

Student in organic chemistry lab

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.

Alia Williams
Early Childhood and Childhood Education Major Honored

Buffalo State College junior Alia Williams has been named a 2021–2022 Newman Civic Fellow. Students selected for the fellowship demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Congratulations, Alia!

Ron Stewart
Faculty Spotlight: Ron Stewart, Sociology Department

“I was like a lot of students that come to Buffalo State, and that's how I connect, because I have walked in their shoes. I know they need encouragement. I know they need to be lifted up.”

- Ron Stewart, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology

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.

Buffalo State students in front of Elmwood Village mural

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.

Student with professor in chemistry lab

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.