SUNY Buffalo State: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
80%
Average SAT
960
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
7,309
Graduates
1,030
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

SUNY Buffalo State Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 83%
Applicants 13,313 5,585 7,728
Admissions 10,660 4,255 6,405
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,615 703 912
Freshmen enrolled part time 13 8 5

3,985 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,943 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,503 or 93%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 860
or below

75% of them
had 1060
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY Buffalo State are 860-1060 (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 by race or ethnicity

White 3964 (48%)
Black or African American 2473 (30%)
Hispanic 1066 (13%)
Asian 382 (5%)
Two or more races 304 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 93 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 18 (0.2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 11 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,597
Students receiving aid
95%

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 $1,358$805
Fee in-state $1,358$805
Fee out-of-state $1,358$805

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,627
Combined charge for room and board $13,706
Room charge $8,506
Meal charge $5,200

SUNY Buffalo State Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 176
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 145 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 91 39
General Studies 108
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 97
Psychology, General 78
Information Science & Studies 70
Social Work 62
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 55 6
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 60
Sociology, General 53
Curriculum and Instruction 51
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 49
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 23 25
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 37 9
Health and Wellness, General 45
Economics, General 40
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 39
English Language and Literature, General 29 5
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 10 18
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 28
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology & Technician 27
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 23
History, General 21 1
Dietetics & Dietitian 22
Reading Teacher Education 22
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 21
Political Science and Government, General 21
Industrial Technology & Technician 21
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 21
Special Education and Teaching, General 20
Music Teacher Education 5 14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 17
Journalism 16
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 16
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 15
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4 10
Graphic Communications, General 14
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 14
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 7 6
Writing, General 13
Art & Art Studies, General 12
Mathematics Teacher Education 10 2
Art Teacher Education 9 3
Geology & Earth Science, General 10
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 10
Industrial Engineering 10
Music, General 9
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 9
Applied Mathematics, General 2 6
Chemistry, General 8
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 8
Radio and Television 7
Mathematics, General 6
Philosophy 6
Forensic Science and Technology 4 1
Urban Studies & Affairs 5
Urban Education and Leadership 5
Museology & Museum Studies 5
Ecology 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 3 1
Physics Teacher Education 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Educational & Instructional Technology 4
Geography 3
Physics, General 3
Anthropology, General 3
International Relations and Affairs 3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 3
Geography, Other 3
Painting 3
Photography 3
Data Analytics, General 3
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 2
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 2
Furniture Design and Manufacturing 2
Interior Design 2
Applied Economics 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Sculpture 1
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 1,568 486
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 40% 34% 45%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,676
Citations
28,759

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
636 / 7,411
Psychology
312 / 11,244
Environmental Science
279 / 6,508
Medicine
240 / 5,811
Chemistry
183 / 2,430
Engineering
173 / 1,304
History
159 / 456
Business
150 / 3,975
Biology
136 / 3,465
Ecology
122 / 3,823
Physics
120 / 704
Archaeology
118 / 336
Art & Design
117 / 415
Sociology
115 / 1,607
Computer Science
109 / 1,233
Materials Science
91 / 522
Social Psychology
80 / 2,743
Education Majors
77 / 2,500
Child Psychology
75 / 3,911
Mathematics
72 / 1,323
Geography and Cartography
65 / 363
Political Science
63 / 433
Demography
61 / 1,381
Economics
56 / 1,667
Clinical Psychology
55 / 1,998
Math Teachers
53 / 955
Classics and Ancient History
48 / 123
Health Science
47 / 678
Psychiatry
39 / 1,908
Communications and Public Relations
38 / 515
Hydrology and Water resources management
36 / 1,056
Biochemistry
33 / 623
Art History
31 / 6
Occupational Safety and Health
29 / 692
Geology
29 / 807
Law
29 / 455
Condensed Matter Physics
27 / 142
Anthropology
26 / 142
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
25 / 859
Criminology and Criminal Justice
24 / 286

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 57
1992 12 46
1993 27 39
1994 7 76
1995 33 90
1996 19 92
1997 24 93
1998 32 143
1999 23 140
2000 31 221
2001 37 271
2002 30 310
2003 49 385
2004 37 422
2005 42 563
2006 53 647
2007 68 785
2008 66 934
2009 97 1125
2010 89 1426
2011 79 1642
2012 99 1925
2013 119 2167
2014 128 2213
2015 103 2440
2016 105 2290
2017 90 2365
2018 89 2471
2019 93 2736
2020 91 3006
2021 104 3294

SUNY Buffalo State alumni

  1. Cindy Sherman

    Cindy Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    photographerfilm directorwomen's rights activistdirector
    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 Di Franco

    Ani Di Franco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerstreet artistcomposerguitarist
    Biography

    Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco is an American 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. 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.

  4. Byron Brown

    Byron Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Byron William Brown II is an American politician who is the current mayor of Buffalo, New York. He has served as Buffalo's 62nd mayor since January 2006, the City's first African-American mayor and longest serving mayor. He previously served Western New York as a member of the New York State Senate and Buffalo Common Council. He was the first African-American politician elected to the New York State Senate to represent a district outside New York City and the first member of any minority race to represent a majority white New York State Senate district.

General info

Alternative names Buffalo State
Total FTE staff 1,305
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