First Year Students
With 136 undergraduate programs, a superb teaching faculty that is among the best in SUNY, small class sizes, and a thriving urban campus, Buffalo State offers a world of opportunities for first-year students. Think Buffalo State is the right fit for you? Then learn more about applying today.
High school preparation should be broad and balanced, and include study in English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies. Admission decisions are based on a variety of factors, including high school grades, class rank, strength of high school program, standardized test scores, and recommendations.
Applicants must provide official high school transcripts or satisfactory results of the state high school equivalency diploma program. Applicants must also provide results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).
How to Apply
1. Apply online.
2. Forward official high school transcripts, standardized test scores, and any required supplemental material to the College.
To submit your information, you may use SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record), a web-based tool that allows you to submit your transcript information (i.e. your high school courses and grades), as well as your ACT and SAT test scores, electronically; or you can mail your information to:
Buffalo State College
Office of Admissions
Moot Hall 110
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
DEADLINE: Rolling admission applications are reviewed as they are completed, until we reach our enrollment targets.
Choosing a Major
Buffalo State offers 136 undergraduate programs. Most freshmen are accepted directly into their major of choice or into a premajor sequence. All premajor students receive advisement from their academic departments and must meet departmental requirements prior to formal entrance into a major.
If you know what you want to major in, indicate your choice on your application. If you haven't chosen a major yet, you can apply to Buffalo State as an undeclared major.
Students applying to the childhood education and speech-language pathology programs are accepted as undeclared majors. Once enrolled, they must meet additional departmental requirements for admittance into the program of their choice. Applicants to the fine arts program (painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) and art education program must submit a portfolio for department review prior to admission.