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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. 

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.

Tanisha Robinson sitting and smiling in front of laptop
Student Tanisha Robinson Is Making Science Education Fun

“Science is very abstract. I try to use analogies and metaphors so people can discover it’s not that hard; it’s just unfamiliar. That’s my strong point with teaching.”

Keenan McKenley
Students Conduct Summer Research Projects

“I’m in the process of learning the steps needed to do research. Having a mentor like Dr. Vanchan has been really helpful in getting that experience.”

—Keenan McKenley, 2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow

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.