Lucas Colon at the piano directing a student on stage

"As I got more connected to campus, I made more friends. I felt more confident."

Meet Lucas

Fiber arts and theater major, Geography minor

Live, Study, Work, and Play

A large part of the university experience happens outside of the classroom. Buffalo State’s diverse and creative environment will help you form friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Join Us for Bengal Pause
Join Us for Bengal Pause

Bengal Pause is a break in classes held every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. It provides a great time to get involved with campus activities.

Monique Maxwell
Meet Monique
Meet Monique

"Buffalo State is large enough that you have your own space, yet small enough that you still recognize the majority of faces you’re passing throughout the day."


Intercollegiate Athletic Teams


Student Clubs


Dining Options in the Student Union


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Living at Buffalo State
Living at Buffalo State

Living on campus is a fundamental and developmental part of the college experience. More than 1,600 students live in our residence halls. There are a lot of housing options at Buffalo State that will make your experience complete.

Student driving toward Buffalo State

More than 74% our undergraduate students and nearly 100% of our graduate students commute to campus each day.

Campus Safety

Campus safety is assured by University Police patrols, residence halls security, safe escort programs, motorist assistance, and emergency response planning.

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Working on Campus

Opportunities await you as a student assistant or a work-study student.

Internships Job Listings Career and Professional Education Center

Getting Involved

Help yourself feel at home while connecting with other students.

Student Clubs and Organizations Volunteer Opportunities
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Campus Diversity
Campus Diversity

Our civic, urban-engaged campus is welcoming, diverse, and inclusive. Buffalo State has received many national honors for its numerous campus initiatives that celebrate diversity in and out of the classroom.

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Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness

Mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to support students by offering quality care and recommendations tailored to their individual needs