Overview

Applicants
12,592
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
8%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
38%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 510
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 500
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 490
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 23

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
839
with Terminal Degree
433

430
Women
409
Men
104
Minority
20
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,357

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,398

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,444

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,010

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,820
Required Fees
$1,177
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,020

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,904
Transportation for Commuters
$1,133

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,475
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

2.48%
Asian
24.76%
African-American
11.38%
Hispanic
57.32%
Caucasian
1.45%
International

57% female
43% male
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
61%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
58
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
5

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bengals)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bengals)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Canisius College

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
35

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
150

Average Number of PC's per Lab
11

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carmella Thompson
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
110 Moot Hall
Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone
7168784017

Email
admissions@buffalostate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Burchfield Penny Art Center
Sports Arena
Houston Gymnasium/Fitness Center
Rockwell Hall/Performing Arts Center
Campus House

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Elmwood Avenue Shopping District
Delaware Park and Casino
HSBC Sports Arena
Albright Knox Art Gallery

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Buffalo State Circulator Shuttle Discounted bus/rail tokens for Buffalo State students: Campbell Student Union Information Desk or www.nfta.com/metro (bus and rail schedules, fare information, maps). NFTA Metro Bus Citywide and suburban service; reduced schedules on weekends Buffalo State is a stop along the 20-Elmwood, 3-Grant, and 32-Amherst routes. NFTA Metro Rail One route along Main Street from the University at Buffalo South Campus through downtown Buffalo Free parking at two stations: South Campus (3435 Main Street, about 4 miles) and LaSalle (Main Street and Hertel Avenue, about 3 miles) Late service after HSBC Arena events.

Driving Instructions to Campus
DRIVING TO BUFFALO STATE From the East (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90) Take Exit 51 (NY 33 West) to NY 198 West. Exit NY 198 at Elmwood Avenue South. The college is immediately on the right. From the West (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90) Take Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue. From the North/Niagara Falls Take Interstate 190 South (over the Grand Island Bridge) to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue. From the Peace Bridge Take Interstate 190 North to NY 198 East; exit at Elmwood Avenue.

Local Accommodations
2-10 miles from campus Adam's Mark 120 Church St., Buffalo (3.5 miles) (716) 845-5100 www.adamsmark.com/buffalo Best Western Inn On The Avenue 510 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (2.6 miles) (716) 886-8333 or (800) 780-7234 www.bestwestern.com Comfort Suites--Buffalo 901 Dick Road, Buffalo (7.7 miles) (716) 633-6000 or (800) 228-5150 www.comfortinn.com Days Inn Buffalo Airport 4345 Genesse St., Buffalo (8.3 miles) (716) 631-0800 or (800) DAYS-INN www.daysinn.com Hampton Inn and Suites Buffalo Downtown 220 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (3.14 miles) (716) 855-2223 or (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Airport 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga (9 miles) (716) 634-6969 or (800) HOLIDAY www.harthotels.com Holiday Inn Downtown 620 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (2.39 miles) (716) 886-2121 www.harthotels.com Homewood Suites 760 Dick Rd., Cheektowaga (8 miles) (716) 685-0700 or (800) CALL-HOME www.homewood-suites.com Hyatt Regency Buffalo Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo (3.2 miles) (716) 856-1234 or (800) 233-1234 www.hyatt.com Lenox Hotel and Suites 140 North St., Buffalo (2.2 miles) (716) 884-1700 or (800) 82-LENOX The Mansion on Delaware Avenue 414 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo (2.78 miles) (716) 886-3300 www.mansionondelaware.com The Pillars Hotel (Doubletree Club Hotel Buffalo/Downtown) 125 High Street, Buffalo (2.9 miles) (716) 845-0112 www.thepillarshotel.com Quality Inn Airport 4217 Genesee St., Buffalo (8.3 miles) (716) 633-5500 or (800) 228-5151 www.qualityinn.com Radisson Suite Hotel Buffalo 601 Main St., Buffalo (3.2 miles) (716) 854-5500 or (800) 333-3333 www.radisson.com Sheraton Four Points Hotel Buffalo Airport 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga (8.5 miles) (716) 681-2400 or (800) 325-3535 www.sheraton.com Sleep Inn Buffalo Airport 100 Holtz Rd., Cheektowaga (9.14 miles) (716) 626-4000 or (800) SLEEPINN www.sleepinnairport.com
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Key Stats

12,592
Applicants
9,475
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate