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The SUNY Application

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

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

Spring 2019 (January 2019) applicants: The Common Application will close July 27, 2019. It will reopen on August 1 2019, for spring 2019 and fall 2019 applicants.

Tuition and Fees

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

Your Advisers

Contact Info

Rockwell Hall


SUNY Buffalo State Admissions Office
Moot Hall 110
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222



Acceptance Policy


Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students, we accept students who meet these requirements:

  • Completed the equivalent of 12 years of elementary and secondary education
  • Demonstrate the ability to pay all college costs (estimated at $35,244 USD annually)
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. Buffalo State requires minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores of 61 (Internet-based test) and 500 (paper-based test). To request your official TOEFL score to be sent to Buffalo State, please use our code 2533 when completing the TOEFL registration materials. Students may also choose to use the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Buffalo State requires a minimum band score of 5.5 on the IELTS exam.

Student Housing

Twin Rise

North Wing Residence Hall

The North Wing Residence Hall is a global living center dedicated to international students and other students interested in international studies and exchange programs. This residence hall provides special programs and facilities for its residents. Students may live here year-round.

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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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