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SUNY - Buffalo State College

Buffalo, New York, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Public

About SUNY - Buffalo State College

Established in 1871, Buffalo State's long history and commitment to education are the cornerstones of its respected reputation.

The largest comprehensive four-year college in the SUNY system, Buffalo State educates more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year and has an alumni population of 100,000. The college is known for its strong community connections and a continuing commitment to providing high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.

Campus information

The 125-acre campus is well-equipped with cutting-edge facilities, including smart classrooms, lecture halls and classrooms, computer labs, apartment-style residence halls, lounge areas, auditoriums, galleries, studios, bookstore, mail room, dining area, game room, bars, open kitchen, research labs, theatre, video/audio editing suites, athletics facilities, greenhouse, planetarium, workshops, sports arena and many more.

Buffalo State is currently undergoing a $350 million campus-wide improvement project. In 2011, a $45 million Student Apartment Complex opened on the west side of campus. The 125-apartment, 500-bed facility provides residents with a fully furnished, state-of-the-art campus dwelling. It is Buffalo State’s largest addition to campus student housing since the early 1970s.

A new $38 million Technology Building is expected to achieve LEED gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. A $103.4 million renovation and expansion of the Science and Mathematics Complex is currently under way and is scheduled for completion in 2017. Other campus projects include a $9.5 million renovation on the third floor of Rockwell Hall, $5.6 million renovation to the Campbell Student Union, $28 million rehabilitation of the Houston Gymnasium, $9 million in rehabilitation to the Tower 4 residence hall, and $11.2 million in underground utility replacements in the Rockwell Quadrangle and nearby vicinity.

Snow, the Buffalo Bills, and the gateway to Niagara Falls are just some of the things that come to mind when most people think of Buffalo. While it is true that the city is hit by at least one to four memorable snowstorms a year, Buffalo doesn't actually receive a great deal of snow compared to many other cities in New York. Buffalo is indeed a great sports town with tough professional teams, but it is also the home of Buffalo wings, beef on weck (thin-sliced roast beef and fresh horseradish on a hard roll crusted with salt and caraway seeds), and sponge candy (a confection of chocolate-covered caramelized sugar with a slight molasses flavor that is at first crisp, then melts in your mouth). The city also boasts world-class architecture, a leading cancer-research institute, and one of the four research universities of the State University of New York.


Housing Options

  • The College provides a variety of options from which students may choose. Some halls house first-year students exclusively, some house a mixture of students, and some are reserved for upper-division students. There is also specialty housing for specific groups and interests.
  • All residence halls are equipped with security cameras at all ground floor entry and exit locations.
  • All residence halls ground floor entry and exit doors are equipped with an electronic door alarm monitoring system.
  • University Police Safety Aids (UPSAs) provide coverage at each of the residence hall front desks between the hours of midnight and 4:00 am, seven days per week within Neumann, Perry, and Porter Halls.  During these times all residents must sign in all guests visiting their respective buildings and show identification for their particular residence hall.
  • All student entrance doors are equipped with an electronic proximity key system. Proximity keys are computer programmed to allow access only during authorized periods of occupancy. All access to the residence halls during break periods will be denied unless a resident is authorized to remain and occupy a room.
  • All residence halls are equipped with smoke and fire detection systems.  


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Architecture, Building 1 Business, Management 3 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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