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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. If you have additional questions about the admissions process, please contact an Admissions Staff member (select individual staff members to view regions covered).

Enrichment Programs

Muriel A. Howard Honors Program
The Muriel A. Howard Honors Program is a challenging opportunity for outstanding, intellectually committed undergraduate students. A supplemental application for the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program is sent to those students who meet the criteria for the program. 

Study Abroad
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 coursework (at least four full-credit courses per semester) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for possible consideration.

School Codes

CEEB and TOEFL: 2553

College Code: 33

Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Code: 022842

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Code: 0905

SAT Code: 2533

ACT Code: 2930

Certification Code: 735

Federal Tax Exemption ID: 147-40026K


Visit Us

We have a number of different visit opportunities available to students and families. 

Campus Tours 
Offered Monday through Saturday throughout the year (with few exceptions). Come see the campus and hear from an enrolled Buffalo State student.

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Group Visits
Group Visits are designed for large groups of campus visitors (8+ students) to become more familiar with our institution and its academic programming. A Group Visit consists of a general campus tour and an informational presentation from the Admissions Office. (Please note, residence halls are not included.)

Availability schedule

In Your Town 

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 tour schedule

Other Opportunities

For other visit opportunities, such as our class visit and open house programs, please reference our Visit Webpage.

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There are a number of scholarships opportunities available to our incoming students. 

Additional Scholarships: Campus Application Portal for Scholarships (CAPS) is Buffalo State's centralized database for campus scholarships. Once you have completed the General Application you will be auto-matched to scholarships that you immediately qualify for—no further action is required. To see other scholarships that you may have to apply to, select “Recommended” under “Opportunities” at the top of the page.

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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP provides a vehicle for admission to college for those who need it. EOP also provides invaluable counseling and tutoring support services to students whose economic and educational circumstances have already placed them at a disadvantage. EOP provides all participants with a counselor who has the sole responsibility of providing academic and personal support to program students.

Also an essential and critical service provided to all EOP students. Considering the backgrounds of EOP students, tutoring services are above and beyond what the campus normally offers.

EOP students are also provided with Direct Aid funds to assist with college expenses excluding tuition. Direct Aid awards play a small, but nonetheless crucial role in completing the student financial aid package.

Visit the Educational Opportunity Program website.

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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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