Buffalo State SUNY

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Buffalo State SUNY can be found in Buffalo, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over nine thousand students are enrolled at Buffalo State SUNY.

The majority of students admitted to Buffalo State SUNY earned an SAT score within the range of 880 - 1080, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 19 - 22. We were able to estimate the Buffalo State SUNY average GPA (2.98 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 67% of all those who apply are accepted to Buffalo State SUNY, from which 17% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.buffalostate.edu.

Overall Buffalo State SUNY Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Buffalo State SUNY was reported as 67.0% in Fall 2020 with over 14,600 applications submitted to Buffalo State SUNY. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Buffalo State SUNY?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Buffalo State SUNY is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Buffalo State SUNY has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.1%
  • 2017-2018: 57.6%
  • 2018-2019: 60.5%
  • 2019-2020: 67.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 58.6%

How Does Buffalo State SUNY Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Buffalo State SUNY is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Medaille College62.3%
Canisius College82.7%
D'Youville College88.0%
Daemen College61.6%
Niagara University89.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Buffalo State SUNY (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 540
Math430 - 540
Total Score880 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 22
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