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Buffalo State has been educating students since 1871. 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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Never stop learning.

Art and Design Professor Stan Friesen's DES 370 Visual Communication 2 class celebrates the end of the spring semester.

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We're here to help.

The Academic Commons is a one-stop source for advising, tutoring, and other academic support services to help you succeed.

For 150 years, SUNY Buffalo State College has guided generations of students through history’s most trying times. We have the skills and experience to keep your education on track and up-to-date. Together, we are Buff State Strong!

John Ciolek
Johnathan Journalism

"I'd definitely recommend getting involved on campus. Your friend-group expands so much...Buffalo State has opened me up to want to do so much more."

Jennifer Briones
Jennifer Political Science

"It was an honor to be a teaching assistant, and the experience helped me realize I want to teach at the college level. I love helping students. After graduation, I want to pursue a doctorate in political science."

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.

Madeline Brown artwork
Art & Design Students Carry On

When the college moved to remote instruction at the end of the spring semester, campus art studios were left empty. A new video created by Brent Patterson, associate professor of graphic design, shows the expressive work Art & Design students created during this challenging time.

A mural of George Floyd
Buffalo State Establishes George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

The George Floyd Memorial Scholarship will lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice and equity efforts in their communities.

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. 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.

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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.