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Buffalo State College--SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,012, its setting is city, and the campus size is 112 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Buffalo State College--SUNY's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 104. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,653 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,903 (2012-13).
Buffalo State College stands out from other SUNY schools with its large variety of about 160 undergraduate programs. Students have more than 40 clubs and organizations to consider joining, as well as more than 20 fraternities and sororities. The Buffalo State Bengals compete in the NCAA Division III State University of New York Athletic Conference, though the Bengals football team is a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Since Buffalo State is largely considered a commuter school, it offers a Commuter Assistance Program (CAP) to help local freshmen transition into college life without living on campus. For graduate students, Buffalo State has a Department of Speech-Language Pathology, among other academic departments. Notable alumni of Buffalo State College include Stan Szymanski, senior vice president of digital production at Sony Pictures Imageworks, and author David Lazerson.
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Buffalo State College is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, and staff. The goal of the college is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, and to empower a diverse population of students to succeed as citizens of a challenging world. Toward this goal, and in order to enhance the quality of life in Buffalo and the larger community, the College is dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship, cultural enrichment, and service. Buffalo State College will be a nationally recognized leader in public higher education, known: for the intellectual and creative accomplishments of its faculty, staff, and students;
|School type||public, coed college|
Interested in applying to Buffalo State College--SUNY? The application fee at Buffalo State College--SUNY is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||45.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Buffalo State College--SUNY is 17:1, and the school has 40.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Buffalo State College--SUNY include: Education; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.2 percent.
Buffalo State College--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,012, with a gender distribution of 42.1 percent male students and 57.9 percent female students. At this school, 25.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75.0 percent of students live off campus. Buffalo State College--SUNY is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Buffalo State College--SUNY offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. Buffalo State College--SUNY also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Buffalo State College--SUNY, 52 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Buffalo State College--SUNY.
|Students who have cars on campus||52%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Buffalo State College--SUNY, 82.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,540.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,653 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,903 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$11,002 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data