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Buffalo State 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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Allarae Biology

“I knew I was going to get the education I need to pursue my dream. So far, it’s exceeded my expectations.”

Cody Crist
Cody Earth Sciences

“I’ve achieved a lot at Buffalo State. I set really high goals for myself and crushed almost every one of them.”

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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Great Lakes Center Awarded $3 Million from EPA

“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

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Partnership with Broadcasters Association Leads to Big Opportunities for Communication Students

“Since many of our graduates go on to careers in television, either in front of or behind the camera, opportunities like this one give them a competitive edge in the job market when they graduate.” 

—Deborah Silverman, chair of the Communication Department

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.