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Our admission decisions are based on a variety of factors that may include strength of curriculum, record of academic achievement, standardized test scores, class rank, essays, and recommendations. Generally, students with averages of 85 or better, combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1,000 or higher and/or an ACT composite score of 22 are competitive.

Enrichment Programs

The Muriel A. Howard Honors Program is a challenging opportunity for outstanding, intellectually committed undergraduate students. To qualify, high school students must have a GPA of 90 or higher and have combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1,100 or higher. A supplemental application for the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program is sent to those students who meet the above criteria.

Buffalo State's International Education Office coordinates international study programs in Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Spain as well as the venerable Siena (Italy) Program, SUNY's first and oldest study-abroad program. Students may also choose from programs in more than 60 countries through Buffalo State and SUNY international education partnerships.


Students deemed ineligible for admission to Buffalo State may be referred to the community college sector for their first year of undergraduate study. Those students are encouraged to transfer as sophomores after successful completion of full-time course work (at least four full-credit courses per semester) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for possible consideration.

Visit Us

We welcome the chance to meet with you. Visit campus during one of our scheduled events or at your convenience. To arrange to observe a class in session, schedule a visit from a Buffalo State representative, or arrange a visit to Buffalo State, please contact us via or (716) 878-4017.

If you're located in the metropolitan New York area and would like more information or would like to schedule a visit from a Buffalo State representative, please contact our regional representative.

We'll Visit You!

Buffalo State's admissions representatives travel around the world so you don't have to! Our admissions advisers attend college fairs, high schools, off-campus information sessions, and more to give you all the info you need to know.

See our tour schedule.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 110
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
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