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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.

Engineering student in the Smart Grid 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.

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Troy Applied Economics

 

“Success is determining what is personally achievable and then giving it your all.”

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Mikayla Childhood Education

“I realized many of the teachers I looked up to were graduates of Buffalo State.” 

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 Formally Recognized as a University

“I’m proud and excited that after much discussion, Buffalo State is becoming a university.”

 —Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner
 

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Fashion Students Make It to Semifinals in National Competition

“The challenge was a great opportunity to apply what I’ve learned in my fashion merchandising classes to real-world cases of fashion retail businesses.”

—Emelia Seiferth, senior Fashion and Textile Technology student 

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.

Fashion students looking at fabric

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.