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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 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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Students Devote Spring Break to Combating Food Insecurity

"After learning that the Alternative Spring Break program this year would be centered around food inaccessibility in low-income Buffalo areas, I decided it was the perfect way to spend a few days of my spring break."

 —Xiamara Brooks, a sophomore biology and philosophy major and Alternative Break student leader

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5/14 Memorial Scholarship Created for Students from East Side Neighborhood

“This scholarship provides one way to support students from the East Side throughout their academic journey at Buffalo State.”

—Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner

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.