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State University of New York College at Buffalo
Motto Declare Yourself
Established 1871
Type Public
Endowment $19 Million
Chancellor John R. Ryan
President Dr. Dennis Ponton (Interim President)
Vice-Chancellor John J. O'Connor
Dean Charles B. Kenyon
Faculty 698
Students 11,234[1]
Undergraduates 9371[1]
Postgraduates 1863[1]
Location Buffalo, New York, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Burnt Orange, Light Gray, Dark Gray
Nickname Bengals
Affiliations NCAA D-III

The State University of New York College at Buffalo, referred to as Buffalo State College, often referred to colloquially as Buff State, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York and is part of the State University of New York. Buffalo State was founded in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School and later became the Buffalo Normal and Training School, then New York State Teachers College at Buffalo.

Coordinates: 42°56′05″N 78°53′02″W / 42.9347°N 78.8839°W / 42.9347; -78.8839



There are approximately 9,000 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students enrolled. Of those who are currently enrolled, a majority of the college consists of students who commute rather than those who reside on campus. Students both in and out of state, as well as international, are a foundation of the student body. Because of the numerous places of origin of its students, Buffalo State is known for its diversity on campus.


Buffalo State has 130 programs in liberal arts and science, technology, and education. It continues its tradition of training teachers in many areas (Elementary, Special Education, Art, Music, Technology, Social Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics).

Unique programs offered at Buffalo State include: Adult Education, Art Conservation, Creative Studies, Engineering Technology, Fashion and Textile Technology, Fiber Design, and Forensic Chemistry. Buffalo State College was the first school in the world to grant a master of science degree of Creativity. The college also now offers an undergraduate minor in Creative Studies. This is facilitated by the International Center for Studies in Creativity, which is housed on campus. The associated research center, the Great Lakes Center, conducts research with a facility on the Niagara River and a fleet of small craft.


The campus has an art museum, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, on campus and a College radio formatted station, WBNY which broadcasts from the campus on 91.3 (MHz) The college competes in NCAA Division III sports as the Bengals. There are many student organizations including 25 fraternities and sororities. Buffalo State College has made it on U.S. News & World Report America's Best College Colleges 2007 - With the ranking - Universities-Master's (North): Tier 3

Buffalo State College also has a Division I Men's and a Division II Women's Rugby team that has been around since 1973. This year the Men's team won the New York State Division II Rugby Title, whent 8-1 and was subsequently moved up to Division I. They also achieved the highest ranking of all time for any Buffalo State team, 22 in the nation. The rugby team's are not called the "Bengals" because they are not affiliate with the school, being that they are club teams, and are called the Maddogs, Mens, and Banshees,Womens.

Greek Life




Notable graduates, faculty and administrators

See also


  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ "Buffalo State College Cleveland Hall"; accessed 2009.11.11.

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