SUNY Buffalo State: Ranking & Review

Buffalo Rank United States Rank World Rank
6 1935 6683
Top 40%

SUNY Buffalo State Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate58%55%59%
Enrolled undergraduates1,806808998
Enrolled total (including graduate students)9,5164,0055,511

2,280 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

239 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,607
Percent of students submitting SAT scores89%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores0
Percent of students submitting ACT scores0%

SUNY Buffalo State Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $25,208 $34,858
Off-campus $25,208 $34,858
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,486 and other expenses per full academic year.

SUNY Buffalo State provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,612 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,670 $16,320
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,306 $1,306
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $278 $680
Tuition for Full-time graduates $10,870 $22,210
Fees for full-time graduates $759 $759
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $453 $925

Programs and Degrees

Education 144 188 332
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 260 23 283
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 208 208
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 164 8 172
Social Sciences 131 10 141
Health Professions and Related Programs 99 27 126
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 124 124
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 113 113
Psychology 100 100
Visual and Performing Arts 89 10 99
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 78 78
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 66 66
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 61 61
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 55 55
English Language and Literature & Letters 50 4 54
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 13 50
History 38 2 40
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 38 38
Physical Sciences 33 33
Mathematics and Statistics 10 11 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 5
Engineering 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Grand Total1,6985082,206

A total of 1,698 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at SUNY Buffalo State.

At the master's level 508 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate47%41%52%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

General info

Alternative namesBuffalo State
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,417
Instructional FTE521
Research FTE4
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York, 14222
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large