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Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State at a Glance

Buffalo State's Rockwell Hall on Elmwood Avenue.

Buffalo State College,
State University of New York



  • City of Buffalo
  • 125-acre campus

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; numerous professional organizations for specific academic programs.

Complete accreditation list.

Carnegie Master’s 1 institution

Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D.

Buffalo State faculty member addresses students in classroom.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Full time: 1,232
Part time: 595
Total: 1,827

  • Number of faculty with tenure: 261
  • Percent of full-time faculty with doctoral degrees: 77.8%
  • Percent of full-time faculty with terminal degrees: 86% 
  • Faculty members awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: 52

Student Enrollment (Fall 2017)

9,516 students
8,527 undergraduate
989 graduate

Class Size

  • 94 percent of all classes have fewer than 40 students
  • Classes for undergraduate majors usually have between 12 and 15 students

Admissions Acceptance Rate
56 percent (First-time freshmen; fall 2017)

Alumni Profile
More than 100,000 alumni living throughout the world; more than 57,000 in Western New York


  • NCAA Division III
  • 8 men's and 11 women's varsity sports
Buffalo State students studying in library.

2017–2018 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $6,670 annual (in state)
  • $16,320 annual (out of state)
  • $1,306 fees
  • $13,142 room and board

2017–2018 Graduate Tuition and Fees*

  • $10,870 annual (in state)
  • $22,210 annual (out of state)
  • $759 annual fees

* Costs subject to change. Visit the Student Accounts Office for latest updates.

Financial Aid 

  • 89 percent of students receive financial aid (fall 2016)
  • $17,443 average award package for full-time undergraduates

Academic Offerings
79 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options and numerous minors and certificates

64 graduate programs, including 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs

Five schools: School of Arts and Humanities; School of Education; School of Natural and Social Sciences; School of the Professions; The Graduate School

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