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Study at SUNY College At Buffalo

Buffalo State College, often referred to as Buff State or SUNY College at Buffalo, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It was originally founded in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School. The college enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and over 2,000 graduate students. SUNY College at Buffalo confers many degrees and certificates in different Course Topics.

The athletics department of the college offers various sports teams that go by the name of Bengals. Some of the notable graduates and faculties of the college are Diane English, TV producer; Tom Fontana, writer and producer; Les Krims, photographer; and Ginny Ryan, news anchor at 13 WHAM TV in Rochester.

Profile of SUNY College At Buffalo

Buffalo State can be found in Buffalo, NY (a large city). The school is a public institution. The Post-Master s certificate is the highest degree at Buffalo State.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in mathematics, education and teaching, and construction trades.

Buffalo State Selectivity

Buffalo State does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 53% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 440 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Buffalo State centered around 450 to 540, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 10,993 students were enrolled in Buffalo State.

Student Life

The school student athletes compete in New Jersey Athletic Conference and State University of New York Athletic Conference competitions.

Buffalo State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1,085special ed, education courses, agricultural teaching, art education, industrial arts teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, English teaching, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts526 interdisciplinary studies, history, sociology, general studies, English, economics, political science, anthropology, . . .
Media142communication studies, communication and journalism
Business and Management127business management, human resources
Security and Law Enforcement117criminal justice and safety
Science79biology, chemistry courses, geology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work72social work
Therapy and Counseling65psychology
Design 63design and visual communication
Mathematics 55systems science and theory, mathematics
Construction Trades49apparel and textiles
Engineering Technician49industrial tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, electromechanical tech
Hospitality46hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering45information science
Fine Arts27art history and criticism, painting, sculpture
Art Studies22art studies
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy
Music 10music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy 9dietitian
Photography and Commercial Art 4photography, printmaking

Contact: Buffalo State

SUNY College At Buffalo

1300 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

General Phone: (716) 878-4000


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