The SUNY Online Application is accepted by most SUNY campuses and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.
For first-year students only. Transfer students must apply using the SUNY application.
The Common Application is accepted by selective national colleges and allows you to apply to any participating school with one application.
Note: The Common Application is currently closed and will reopen on Monday, August 1, for spring 2016 and fall 2017 applicants.
Admission is based on academic performance in high school and on space availability. Successful applicants will be those who submit a completed application (i.e., application form, standardized test scores, essay, and high school transcript) with a demonstrated competitive high school curriculum. Students who apply without demonstrated success in a competitive curriculum may be reviewed using “holistic review,” which includes a variety of factors (e.g., standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, strength of high school program completed, and extracurricular participation).
Special consideration for admission is available to applicants with extenuating circumstances that may have affected their past academic record. Students admitted under the special consideration provision may have stipulations attached to their admission (e.g., specific course enrollment, academic skill development, mentoring). The percentage of special consideration admissions will be reviewed annually in a meeting of the Standards for Students Committee and the associate vice president for enrollment management.
SUNY Buffalo State accepts about 62 percent of first-time applicants.
General Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 82–88.4 (Middle 50%) | 85.3 (Mean)
Honors Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 91.9–95.3 (Middle 50%) | 93.8 (Mean)
EOP Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 79.2–84 (Middle 50%) | 81.9 (Mean)