Downtown Buffalo

Feel the Buffalove!

We’re not the land of ice and snow (though we have that, too!). We’re a big city with a small-town feel with four beautiful seasons, friendly neighbors, and exciting things to do. Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York state and is always changing. Welcome to the City of Good Neighbors.

Drone view of Delaware park and Elmwood Ave, facing the campus front.
Our Neighborhood
Our Neighborhood

Our 125-acre campus is very accessible, walkable, and located between two culturally-rich sections of Buffalo's West Side: The Elmwood Village Museum District and Grant Street neighborhood. The university is surrounded by cafés, museums, restaurants, shops, and parks.

Students studying water tub containing specimens
Test the Waters
Test the Waters

Buffalo's evolving waterfront is the place for fun, relaxation, and learning. 

H.H. Richardson Towers
A City of Great Design
A City of Great Design

Buffalo boasts commercial, residential, and institutional buildings from some of the most revered architects in American history. The H.H. Richardson-designed Richardson Olmsted Campus looms large on Buffalo State's landscape.  

Japanese Garden
We Love Our Green Spaces
We Love Our Green Spaces

Like Buffalo's architecture, the city's lush parks are steeped in history. Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Delaware Park is located directly across the street from campus and offers a green getaway for relaxation, exercise, and rejuvenation.  


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Nearby campsites


Art galleries


Frederick Law Olmsted Parks

Plate of food on a table
Buffalo Eats
Buffalo Eats

Buffalo's cuisine offers something for every palate. From its world-famous chicken wings to local specialties like beef on weck, the city offers a full menu. 

Skiers on a chair lift
Winter Fun!
Winter Fun!

Everybody knows that Buffalo gets snow in the winter, but most don't realize that the bulk of the white stuff falls south of the city proper. That's where world-class skiing, skating, and sledding can be found. Some avoid the winter, Buffalo embraces it!

25 min.

To Niagara Falls

2 hrs.

To Toronto

3 hrs.

To Cleveland