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.
The Common Application will open on August 1, 2019, for spring 2020 and fall 2020 applicants. Spring 2020 (January 2020) applicants: The Common Application will close December 17th, 2019. Please apply using the SUNY application after this date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.
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.
Civic engagement and social responsibility are hallmarks of a Buffalo State education. Future Bengals: Be assured that any disciplinary action associated with your participation in a peaceful protest will not jeopardize your admission to Buffalo State.
Buffalo State accepts about 68 percent of first-time applicants.
General Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 80.1-88.7 (Middle 50%) | 85 (Mean)
Honors Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 91.3–95.3 (Middle 50%) | 93.5 (Mean)
EOP Admitted Student Profile
High School Average: 77.8–83.4 (Middle 50%) | 80.9 (Mean)
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.
||Spring 2020||Fall 2020|
|Deadline to submit required documents||1/10/20||8/14/20|
Buffalo State College accepts and reviews applications on a rolling basis. Some programs and scholarships have limited availability and may close before the priority deadline so we recommend that you apply well before these dates.
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