How to Apply

The SUNY Online Application is accepted by most SUNY campuses and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

The Common Application is accepted by selective national colleges and allows you to apply to any participating school with one application.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated costs: 2015-2016

New York State resident:
$7,669 per year

Out-of-State Resident:
$17,519 per year

Costs are subject to change without notice. For the most accurate overall costs, visit the Student Accounts and Residence Life websites.


Admission Requirements

We look for new students with a broad, balanced high school education that includes study in English, mathematics, science, a foreign language, and social studies.

Admission decisions are based on a variety of factors, including high school grades, class rank, strength of high school program, standardized test scores, and recommendations.

Applicants must provide official high school transcripts or satisfactory results of the state high school equivalency diploma program. Applicants must also provide results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Buffalo State accepts about 61 percent of first-time applicants.

Class Profile (Fall 2014)

General Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 82.4–88.8 (Middle 50%) | 85.5 (Mean)

Honors Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 91.4–95.3 (Middle 50%) | 93.4 (Mean)

EOP Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 79.2–83.8 (Middle 50%) | 81.7 (Mean)


SUNY Buffalo State offers rolling admission which means there is no fixed application deadline.
Applications are reviewed as they are completed and received.
You are welcome to submit an application at any time during the year, but are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able. The majority of our classes fill early in the semester.


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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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