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Buffalo State has been educating students since 1871. We're home to an engaged, diverse community of learners, scholars, and leaders whose passion is discovery, community, and changing the world. 

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Discover your calling. Whether you choose to study the arts, education, science, or professional studies, we have you covered. Buffalo State offers 79 undergraduate majors, 64 graduate programs, and numerous minors and certificates, all at an affordable SUNY price.

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Back On Campus

Buffalo State's fall semester includes a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online courses.

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We're here to help.

The Academic Commons is a one-stop source for advising, tutoring, and other academic support services to help you succeed.

For 150 years, SUNY Buffalo State College has guided generations of students through history’s most trying times. We have the skills and experience to keep your education on track and up-to-date. Together, we are Buff State Strong!

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“In high school, I didn’t apply myself. When I got to college, I made a promise to myself to live to my fullest potential, and I think I have.”

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Tanner Music

“Before coming here, I had never studied music privately. I had never sung. Now I’m playing at a level I’ve never thought I’d be able to play, and I’m doing things I’ve never saw myself doing before.”

Be a Bengal. Bengals come from all backgrounds and walks of life-from small towns and big cities. Buffalo State’s student life is just as varied. With our countless student organizations and activities, you’ll make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Civic and Community Engagement Office Offers Voting Information, Resources for Students

“We want to help students understand how to navigate all the other ways they can get involved civically or in their community.”

–Aurora Schunk, assistant director, Civic and Community Engagement Office

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Collective Exhibition Celebrates 50 Years of Art Conservation at Buffalo State

"We’re honored that our cultural partners agreed to host this multiple-institution exhibit to showcase the variety of work our students and faculty have painstakingly conserved over the years.”

–Patrick Ravines, director of art conservation

The Bengal experience. Buffalo State’s long history and commitment to education are the cornerstones of its respected reputation. Our students, staff, faculty, and alumni share vast and varied stories of how the Buffalo State experience transformed their lives.

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Our city is your classroom. As SUNY’s only urban four-year college, Buffalo State has a mission that grows directly from our location. We serve the city because we are of the city. Buffalo, NY, is a big city with a small-town feel. Our tree-lined campus is in walking distance to dining, shopping, museums, galleries, and parks.

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Get hands-on. Our dedicated faculty prepare you for your future through research, study away, service-learning, and internship opportunities. Take advantage of these options immediately and set yourself on the path to career success.