Buffalo State College

country rank  478
world rank  1306

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University Overview

Established in 1871, Buffalo State College is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Buffalo (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Buffalo State College (SUNY Buffalo) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Buffalo State College (SUNY Buffalo) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 149 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SUNY Buffalo also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SUNY Buffalo
Founded 1871
Motto Believe. Inspire. Achieve.
Colours Burnt orange, purple, light gray and dark gray

University Location

Address 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo
14222 New York
United States
Tel +1 (716) 878 4000
Fax +1 (716) 878 3039

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Moot Hall 110
Buffalo 14222
(716) 878 4017

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Buffalo State College's Library
SUNY Buffalo State's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 456,664 physical volumes, 6,128 physical media, 457,474 digital/electronic medium and 264 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Buffalo State College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,559 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1948


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Library Association (ALA), Committee on Accreditation
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (Weigel Health Center)
  • Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • American Alliance of Museums (Burchfield Penney Art Center)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)
  • Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
  • International Association of Counseling Services (Counseling Center)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Accreditation Council (University Police Department)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University of New York (SUNY) System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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