SUNY Buffalo State: Statistics

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Acceptance rate
85%
Average SAT
1045
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
6,147
Graduates
1,026
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

SUNY Buffalo State Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

SUNY Buffalo State has an acceptance rate of 85% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 85% 81% 88%
Applicants 12,057 5,187 6,870
Admissions 10,193 4,179 6,014
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,334 644 690
Freshmen enrolled part time 10 7 3

2,427 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

545 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
259 or 19%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 930
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY Buffalo State are 930-1160 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 3620 (51%)
Black or African American 1931 (27%)
Hispanic 851 (12%)
Asian 369 (5%)
Two or more races 285 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 69 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 17 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$9,663
Students receiving aid
93%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,070$11,310
Tuition in-state $7,070$11,310
Tuition out-of-state $16,980$23,100
Fee in-district $1,416$942
Fee in-state $1,416$942
Fee out-of-state $1,416$942

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,842
Combined charge for room and board $14,386
Room charge $8,506
Meal charge $5,880

SUNY Buffalo State majors

SUNY Buffalo State has granted 1,542 bachelor's degrees across 66 programs and 561 master's across 33 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at SUNY Buffalo State.

Major Bachelor Master
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 183
Business Administration and Management, General 182
Elementary Education and Teaching 107 41
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 135 5
General Studies 106
Psychology, General 80
Information Science & Studies 73
Social Work 73
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 52 5
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 55
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 22 33
Economics, General 52
Curriculum and Instruction 50
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 39 6
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 43
Sociology, General 40
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 39
Health and Wellness, General 36
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology & Technician 30
English Language and Literature, General 20 6
History, General 23 3
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 8 18
Art & Art Studies, General 22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 22
Journalism 22
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 21
Reading Teacher Education 21
Music Teacher Education 7 13
Industrial Technology & Technician 19
Special Education and Teaching, General 19
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 15
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 14
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 14
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 14
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 14
Social Studies Teacher Education 9 5
Data Analytics, General 13
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 8 5
Forensic Science and Technology 7 6
Graphic Communications, General 13
Political Science and Government, General 13
Interior Design 12
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 10
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 11
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 11
Art Teacher Education 9
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 9
Museology & Museum Studies 9
Applied Economics 8
Mathematics Teacher Education 6 2
Radio and Television 8
International Relations and Affairs 7
Anthropology, General 6
Applied Mathematics, General 3 3
Mathematics, General 6
Writing, General 6
Geography, Other 5
Industrial Engineering 5
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 2 2
Chemistry, General 4
Ecology 4
Music, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Urban Studies & Affairs 4
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 3
Geography 3
Graphic Design 3
Painting 3
Physics Teacher Education 3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 2
Metal Arts 2
Philosophy 2
Physics, General 2
Printmaking 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
French Language and Literature 1
Furniture Design and Manufacturing 1
Photography 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Urban Education and Leadership 1
Grand Total 1,542 561

SUNY Buffalo State has a graduation rate of 41%, which is among the 27% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 41% 36% 45%
  • Full-time retention rate - 48%
  • Part-time retention rate - 8%

Publications & Citations

SUNY Buffalo State has published 7,265 scientific papers with 214,345 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Medicine, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Political Science.

Publications
7,265
Citations
214,345

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,928 / 85,082
Biology
3,267 / 138,469
Medicine
3,003 / 139,736
Computer Science
2,739 / 84,381
Engineering
2,551 / 63,414
Psychology
2,547 / 105,140
Environmental Science
2,521 / 56,838
Physics
2,391 / 55,937
Chemistry
2,369 / 81,043
Political Science
2,121 / 44,123
Sociology
2,011 / 41,680
Law
1,980 / 43,327
Philosophy
1,788 / 31,815
Mathematics
1,717 / 61,772
Geography and Cartography
1,547 / 29,122
Quantum and Particle physics
1,511 / 30,060
Genetics
1,468 / 75,259
Biochemistry
1,335 / 55,660
History
1,303 / 16,654
Geology
1,200 / 33,012
Business
1,100 / 26,508
Statistics
1,099 / 53,934
Organic Chemistry
1,083 / 33,128
Pathology
1,065 / 83,126
Psychiatry
1,023 / 65,998
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,017 / 25,462
Materials Science
996 / 24,962
Archaeology
978 / 15,666
Ecology
909 / 23,124
Linguistics
902 / 15,708
Economics
896 / 24,051
Social Psychology
856 / 34,638
Paleontology
807 / 23,365
Art & Design
757 / 8,423
Optical Engineering
661 / 16,505
Neuroscience
656 / 24,635
Surgery
645 / 51,013
Public Health
576 / 23,700
Child Psychology
572 / 24,564
Education Majors
548 / 7,072

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 87 677
1991 98 805
1992 100 913
1993 116 1062
1994 85 1106
1995 129 1020
1996 168 1300
1997 112 1341
1998 165 1636
1999 132 1974
2000 120 2149
2001 131 2376
2002 142 2678
2003 161 2962
2004 153 3633
2005 153 4441
2006 160 5172
2007 193 5733
2008 187 6214
2009 227 7076
2010 227 7522
2011 258 9027
2012 277 10053
2013 290 10925
2014 266 11097
2015 238 11318
2016 257 11150
2017 212 11205
2018 193 10744
2019 192 11958
2020 221 12706
2021 241 14276
2022 182 12607
Academic rankings

SUNY Buffalo State alumni

  1. Cindy Sherman

    Cindy Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film directordirectorwomen's rights activistphotographer
    Biography

    Cynthia Morris Sherman is an American artist whose work consists primarily of photographic self-portraits, depicting herself in many different contexts and as various imagined characters.

  2. Ani DiFranco

    Ani DiFranco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    street artistguitaristwriterrecording artistrecord producer
    Biography

    Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums. DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock, although it has additional influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe.

  3. Robert Longo

    Robert Longo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    sculptorfilm directorphotographergraphic artistpainter
    Biography

    Robert Longo is an American artist, filmmaker, photographer and musician.

  4. Beverly Eckert

    Beverly Eckert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-2009 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Beverly Eckert was an American activist and advocate for the creation of the 9/11 Commission. She was one of the members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission. Eckert's husband, Sean Rooney, died at age 50 in the attacks of September 11, 2001. She pushed for a commission to investigate 9/11 and to establish a memorial.

All 24 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names Buffalo State
Total FTE staff 1,267
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York, 14222
United States
City population 278,000
Phone 7168784000