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Buffalo State SUNY

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Introduction

Located in Buffalo, New York, SUNY College at Buffalo is part of the nation’s largest state university system. The SUNY, or State University of New York, was founded in 1916 in Potsdam, New York. By the late 1940s, the state university system consisted of 29 institutions, 11 of which were teachers colleges. Today the State University of New York consists of 64 campuses which are located throughout the state in all regions. SUNY College at Buffalo offers more than 380 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Undergraduate students may choose from a vast array of majors, including interdisciplinary majors. The school also allows undergraduate students with a unique focal area of interest to actually design their own major. Additionally, among the many unique educational programs offered by SUNY College at Buffalo, the school also offers students the option of attaining both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. The school also offers continuing education courses in a variety of areas and disciplines for local community members. SUNY College at Buffalo also maintains a strong commitment to providing matriculates with a broad and diverse education. In the spirit of this commitment the college participates in numerous study abroad programs and partnerships, allowing students to earn credit while studying in numerous institutions in countries throughout the world.

Academics

SUNY College at Buffalo offers numerous Bachelor’s degree programs for matriculates. The college boasts a renowned faculty, including Nobel, Pulitzer, and other award winners. Past graduates of SUNY College at Buffalo have also gone on to win Fulbright and Udall scholarships. SUNY College at Buffalo seeks to provide a collaborative learning community for its matriculates as well as to ensure that, addition to classroom learning, students gain real world experience, through internships and study abroad programs.

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Admissions

High school students applying to SUNY College at Buffalo must submit an ACT and/or SAT score, preferably by the end of the fall semester of senior year. Students must complete an official application, which is available online in the admissions section of the SUNY College at Buffalo website. It is necessary to fill out a common application and a school specific application, both of which are available on the website. Students have the option of applying for regular decision or for early decision, which guarantees an earlier decision, but which is also binding. On the application form students are expected to indicate their intended major or to mark “undeclared”. It should be noted, however, that a person’s choice of potential major will not have an impact on the admission’s committee’s decision. For applicants whose native language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language is required to ensure that their language skills do not negatively impact their chances of successfully completing university-level courses in the U.S. Students who decide to matriculate at SUNY College at Buffalo must also submit any AP test scores for which they would like college credit.

Financial Aid

SUNY College at Buffalo maintains an excellent financial aid staff to help current students and potential matriculates with any questions they may have regarding the best way to finance their education. On the school’s website students will find downloadable versions of all of the official forms necessary for applying for federal financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. There is also information about applying for state and school-specific aid. SUNY College at Buffalo offers many merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants as well.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3815th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

State University of New York College at Buffalo offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Additionally, the student body consists of ninety-nine percent in-state students, one percent out-of-state students, one percent part-time students, sixty percent women, forty percent men, one percent american indian per alaskan native, three percent asian per pacific islander, eighteen percent black per non-hispanic, six percent hispanic, fifty-eight percent white per non-hispanic, less than one percent non-resident alien, fourteen percent race per ethnicity unreported, six percent in top 10th of graduating class, twenty-five percent in top quarter of graduating class, seventy-three percent in top half of graduating class, ten percent had h.s. gpa of 3.75 and higher, eighteen percent had h.s. gpa between 3.5 and 3.74, twenty-five percent had h.s. gpa between 3.25 and 3.49, thirty-two percent had h.s. gpa between 3.0 and 3.24, thirteen percent had h.s. gpa between 2.5 and 2.99 and two percent had h.s. gpa between 2.0 and 2.49. Besides, it is part of an Urban setting, Large city (250,000 – 499,999) and Commuter campus. The school’s size is approximately eight thousand, seven hundred and twenty-two degree-seeking undergrads, one thousand, one hundred and eighty-six first-time degree-seeking freshmen and one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six graduate enrollment. The university is a Public, Liberal Arts College, Teachers College/College of Education, Four-year, Coed, where 44 percent of the applicants were admitted, Regionally accredited and College Board member.

This school features the Urban setting, Large city (250,000 – 499,999) and Commuter campus. Anyway, the school is located 450 miles from New York City, 250 miles from Cleveland.Again, the university has many unique facilites such as planetarium, performing arts center, center for environmental research and education, child care center, art center. Students should note the housing policies: twenty-two percent of all undergraduates live in college housing, Coed Housing, Apartments For Married Students, Special Housing For International Students, Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free), one-JUL deadline for housing deposit, one hundred dollars amount of housing deposit, point zero , and First-time first-year students allowed to have car.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

SUNY College at Buffalo has twenty Division I intercollegiate sports programs, each of which participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The official mascot of all SUNY College at Buffalo teams is the bull, and the school colors are blue and white. Among the teams most notable for their outstanding athletic performance, the university’s football team now boasts six players who have been named to the All-Mid-American Conference Team. Thousands of students at SUNY College at Buffalo participate in the school’s diverse array of athletic programs. SUNY College at Buffalo seeks to encourage as much student athletic participation as possible through maintaining athletic programs at the varsity level as well as at the intramural level. The school’s large athletic center, boasting cutting-edge exercise facilities, also is utilized by thousands of students for personal exercise.

Information Summary

Ranks 91st in New York and 809th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 379th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 8 0.07
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 5 0.04
Robbery 7 0.06
Arson 4 0.03
Burglary 32 0.26
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.03
Arrest 47 0.39

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,634 0.62
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 36 0.01
Forcible Rape 121 0.05
Robbery 1,459 0.56
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,473 1.70
Larceny 8,711 3.32
Vehicle theft 1,121 0.43

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Buffalo, NY 14222
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population14,365 (14,365 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,126 (1.75 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,440
Families2,217 (2.68 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3626

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1270th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $15,230
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,152 $1,152 $1,152
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $638
FT Graduate Tuition $9,870 $9,870 $18,350
FT Graduate Required Fees $683 $683 $683
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $411 $411 $765
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $21,493 $21,493 $30,853
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,493 $21,493 $30,853
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,225 $11,225 $20,585

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,353 $6,694 $6,353 $6,694 $15,313 $15,944
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $990 $1,020
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,168 $11,002
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,100 $2,163
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,168 $11,002
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,100 $2,163
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,090 $3,183

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$65
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 11,256 (4,928 male / 6,326 female)
Admitted 5,463 (2,333 male / 3,130 female)
Admission rate 49%
First-time Enrollment 1,324 (597 male / 727 female)
FT Enrollment 1,320 (595 male / 725 female)
PT Enrollment 4 (2 male / 2 female)
Total Enrollment11,091

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Empire Eight
NCAA Basketball Conference State University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference State University of New York Ath Conf

SAT Test Admission

1022nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 78%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 520
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 890 / 1060

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,600
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$6,724
Board Fee$4,564

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 198 290 132 41 9 1,977 54 2,751
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1 2 2 19 1 26
Agricultural Teacher Education
Anthropology 1 10 11
Applied Economics 2 4 6
Applied Mathematics, General 9 9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 26 28
Art Teacher Education 1 35 38
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1 28 30
Biology Teacher Education 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 7 31 41
Business Administration and Management, General 5 18 10 4 2 140 1 181
Business Teacher Education 1 1 5 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 2 2
Chemistry, General 1 1 9 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Teacher Education
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Creative Writing 1 3 6
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 25 9 2 114 1 153
Curriculum and Instruction 2 2 33 37
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General 2 1 20 23
Dietetics/Dietitian 2 15 18
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6 2 13 23
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 1 19 23
Economics, General 1 10 3 16 30
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 10 10
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 2 1 1 3 20 28
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Educational/Instructional Technology 1 1 1 1 17 21
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 20 23
Elementary Education and Teaching 6 3 2 1 118 134
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 1 3 4
English Language and Literature, General 3 1 36 40
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1 23 26
Family Resource Management Studies, General 1 10 9 1 48 1 72
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 1 2 3
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 1 1 2
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Forensic Science and Technology 2 5 7
French Language and Literature 1 1
General Studies 1 25 2 4 51 86
Geography 1 8 9
Geology/Earth Science, General 13 13
Health Teacher Education 2 22 6 1 40 1 73
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 9 4 31 1 47
History, General 4 3 1 77 1 86
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 8 4 2 55 71
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 2
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1
Industrial Engineering 2 3 6
Industrial Technology/Technician 5 1 7
Industrial and Product Design 2 2
Information Science/Studies 1 4 8 5 45 63
Journalism 9 1 25 37
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4 2 17 25
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1 1 32 35
Mathematics, General 2 3 1 1 23 30
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 1 1 20 23
Metal and Jewelry Arts 2 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 164 9 7 1 54 41 276
Museology/Museum Studies
Music Teacher Education 8 8
Music, General 1 8 9
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 4 4
Painting 1 5 6
Philosophy 1 5 6
Photography 7 7
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics Teacher Education 5 5
Physics, General 4 4
Political Science and Government, General 1 5 2 19 1 29
Printmaking 1 1
Psychology, General 10 4 1 65 82
Public Administration 1 2 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Radio and Television 11 11
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 6 2 22 33
Reading Teacher Education 1 32 33
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 26 26
Sculpture 2 2
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 2 33 2 39
Social Work 2 20 4 1 1 52 1 85
Sociology 1 21 4 1 34 62
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 2 1 5
Spanish Language and Literature 2 1 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 1 2 104 112
Special Education and Teaching, Other 1 10 11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 7 8 1 67 85
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 1 1 27 31
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 7 7
Systems Science and Theory 4 3 1 21 31
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2 30 32
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Urban Studies/Affairs 1 1 1 5 9

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 998th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,905 ($79,073 male / $71,449 female)
Number of FT Faculty 415 (219 male / 196 female)
Number of PT Faculty 841
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $26,946,812

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