Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, United States
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  • Total Documents
    91
  • Class Notes
    74
  • Textbook Notes
    11
  • Study Guides
    6
  • Currently Enrolled
    139
  • Previously Enrolled
    351

Overview of Buffalo State College (Buffalo State)

About this school

Buffalo State College, founded in 1867, is a public college of arts and sciences and part of the State University of New York system. Its 115-acre urban campus is located in Buffalo.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,527
    • Men:3,732 (43.8%)
    • Women:4,795 (56.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Buffalo State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Buffalo State College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Recommended
Not reported
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1300 Elmwood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY  14222-1095
Phone
(716) 878-4017
Fax
(716) 878-6100
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 14,663 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1006 admitted students enrolled
Men
813 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 And Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
42%
• Score 300 - 400
13%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
440-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
42%
• Score 300 - 400
8%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Buffalo State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,976|Out-of-state: $17,626
  • Room & Board: - $12,982 (77.60640841702535%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,038 (6.205164992826399%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,708 (16.188426590148254%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Buffalo State College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002842
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,705 (94.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,701 (99.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,621 (95.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
459 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
28%
Average Award
$13,807
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,496 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,656
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,148 (70.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,852
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 291 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
291 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,163

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,111 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,105 (99.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,802 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,086 (30.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$12,945
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,262 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,292
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,765 (70.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,419
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,002 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,002 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,801

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,495
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,744

Academics & Instruction (Buffalo State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


374

Part-Time Faculty


442

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 93% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Buffalo State College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.2%

Programs & Majors (Buffalo State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (79)


  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (27)


  • Adult Education
  • Applied Economics
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (Buffalo State)

Location & Geography

Population


259,384

Nearest Metropolitan Area


115 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bengals
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Buffalo State College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, united student government, african-american student organization, caribbean student organization, the record, wbny radio

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,665

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,527
Women
4,795
Men
3,732

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.3% Asian
  • 33.7% Black/African-American
  • 13.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 45.9% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 35 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


989

Student Resources (Buffalo State)