Buffalo State College is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system and is located in Buffalo, New York, the second-largest city in New York State. This makes for an exciting campus and a rich academic experience that prepares students for personal and career success.
The campus, located on a 125-acre parcel in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural corridor, boasts the college’s own Burchfield Penney Art Center and is adjacent to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo History Museum, and Delaware Park. The college is surrounded by a vibrant mix of cafés, restaurants, shops, and Victorian-style homes.
Buffalo State offers more than 170 undergraduate programs with 11 honors options and more than 60 opportunities for graduate study. The college has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education longer than any other SUNY school. Buffalo State offers 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs.
Buffalo State’s faculty members are nationally renowned scholars who bring the latest research, creativity, and ideas to the classroom. Students find professors very approachable and accessible, as well as dedicated and passionate. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has called the faculty at Buffalo State as a “major source of excellence.”
Each year, nearly 11,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality and distinctive academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable tuition, and city location.
On campus, opportunites for student activities are plentiful, including participation in NCAA Division III athletics. The Buffalo State Sports Arena features a 3,500-seat basketball arena, indoor track, 1,800-seat ice arena (Buffalo’s only collegiate ice rink), pool, and fitness center. Coyer Field is home to football, soccer, lacrosse, and track; Bengal Field hosts softball. The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Warren Enters Theatre, Flexible Theatre, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Campbell Student Union, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, and Bacon Gallery place the arts and creativity right at students’ fingertips.