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How to Apply

Tuition and Fees

Your Advisers

Admission Requirements

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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.

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Buffalo State accepts about 58 percent of first-time applicants.

Class Profile (Fall 2017)

General Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 80.7–88.2 (Middle 50%) | 84.7 (Mean)

Honors Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 92.3–97.4 (Middle 50%) | 94.8 (Mean)

EOP Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 77.4–81.5 (Middle 50%) | 79.8 (Mean)

Special Opportunities: Roar In 4: Four-Year Guarantee

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All first-time, full-time undergraduates
enrolled at Buffalo State are automatically
eligible for the Roar in 4 guarantee—
which guarantees students' ability to
graduate with a bachelor's degree 
within four years.

How It Works

Special Opportunities: Bengal Pride Scholarship

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The Bengal Pride Scholarship provides
annual awards of $7,500 to first-time,
out-of-state students who are the children
of Buffalo State alumni.

 

How to Apply

Deadlines

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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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Programs

SUNY Buffalo State offers more than 180 high-quality undergraduate programs with 11 honors options.

Whatever your area of interest, we have a high-quality program to fit your needs. 

Our undergraduate programs. 

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Student Housing

Living on campus makes getting to class easy and makes living in the city fun.

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Campus Snapshot

What's it like to live and learn at SUNY Buffalo State? Check out our overview video to find out!

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Prospective Students

Download the Prospective Student Slideshow for everything you need to know about Buffalo State—including academic programs, campus-housing options, life in Buffalo, NY, and more.

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Accepted Students

You made it—Congratulations and welcome! Check out the Accepted Students site for everything you need to know about beginning your Buffalo State experience.

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Consumer Information

The best way to make a decision about college is to do your research. 

Become an informed consumer at Buffalo State.

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Financial Aid Guide

Buffalo State has the lowest fees of any SUNY comprehensive college—85 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid. Learn how!

Download Financial Aid Guide.

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Student ambassadors give campus tours during the week, assist with Open House, and represent the college to our visitors.

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Bengal Pride Scholarship

The Bengal Pride Scholarship provides annual awards of $7,500 to first-time, out-of-state students who are the children of Buffalo State alumni.

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Roar In 4: Four-Year Guarantee

All first-time, full-time undergraduates enrolled at Buffalo State are eligible for the Roar in 4 guarantee—which guarantees students' ability to graduate with a bachelor's degree within four years.

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Meet Your Adviser

If you have a question about applying, your admissions adviser is the best place to start!

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Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 110
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
E-mail: admissions@buffalostate.edu  •  Staff Directory
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