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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.
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.
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 are very happy to continue our participation in the monitoring of one of the largest systems of surface freshwater on earth.”
—Lyubov E. Burlakova, senior research scientist, Great Lakes Center
Joseph “Grandmaster Flash” Saddler (pictured), pioneering DJ, rapper, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will receive the SUNY honorary doctor of fine arts at the 9:00 a.m. baccalaureate ceremony.
Honorary doctor of humane letters will be bestowed on broadcast journalist Darryl W. Dennard, ’81, at the 1:00 p.m. baccalaureate ceremony and Eric J. Greenberg, ’78, director of United Nations relations and strategic partnerships for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, at the 5:00 p.m. Graduate School ceremony.
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.