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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 numerous undergraduate majors, graduate programs, minors, and certificates, all at an affordable SUNY price.

Chad McBean
Chad Hospitality Administration

"From the time that I've been here until now, I've met really amazing people who are like family to me."

Bushra Graphic Design

"I did not speak English when I first came to America and college seemed scary, but EOP helped me overcome that." 

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.

Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff in Rwanda
2024 Rwanda Delegation Documents Life-Changing Experiences

Each year, Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project (AFP) brings a delegation of students, faculty and staff members, community leaders, and AFP supporters to Rwanda. Learn about the experiences of students in the 2024 delegation through their travel blogs and vlogs.

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Buffalo State Continues to Create Tomorrow’s Teachers—with More Options Than Ever

No two students have the same needs. At Buffalo State, teachers-in-training not only learn this in class but also experience it in practice through the School of Education’s highly individualized approach to teacher certification.

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.

Three students in front of Rockwell Hall

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.