SUNY at Buffalo State Reviews

3.66 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
  • Buffalo (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,990
71% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.5 out of 5 stars
Tavione Griffin - 2/4/2020
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"would not recommend attending this college. It will break you spiritually, emotionally and financially! This school finds every way to exploit money from hardworking students! The staff are extremely disrespectful and do not care about the mental health of the students. Dorms are extremely expensive and not worth the money, RAs aren’t qualified and do not offer their assistance at all! I have had nothing but negative experiences since the moment I have came here. The rate of incoming students is decreasing due to Buffalo State’s negative reviewers. Since Fall 2019, almost 25% of freshman did not to return to Buffalo State for the Spring 2020 semester due to the inconsiderate policies, terrible resident life, over-pricing, and abuse of power. In addition, the crime on campus and around campus areas makes students feel unsafe."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shannekah - 12/24/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"Buffalo State is a great academic institution. The level of curriculum is the latest. The community is diverse and offers a variety programs. The teachers are genuine and care about the students future. There are also a variety of a academic, athletic, and social clubs. So many that their is something for everyone. I enjoyed my time at Buffalo State. I received a bachelors in psychology and learned so much about the discipline as well as myself."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Ruth Willerth - 1/15/2019
Degree: Broadcasting
Graduation Year: 1985
"Buffalo State offered a 4 year degree without a math requirement. In my day going to college to get a job seemed mercenary. The purpose of further education was to broaden your knowledge which would lead you to becoming a better member of society. As my broadcast major relates to today's job market, unless you are hired right after your internship job opportunities in television are limited to working as a secretary at a college. When I graduated a BA in any subject meant you could be paid more. Now people with BA's hope to keep their minimum wage jobs at a fast food establishment. Today's job market changed as a degree is required for each specific line of work. There are way more secretarial openings if you major in Social Services than if you major in Broadcasting."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Elisa Yamonaco - 7/17/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2005
"I absolutely loved Buffalo State and the Psychology program. It is a wonderful, beautiful campus in the heart of Buffalo NY. The professors were wonderful, the class sizes were small enough to have the individual attention needed to succeed, and it was very affordable for the quality of education received."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Dorothy Santana - 5/30/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 1992
"The experience as an incoming freshman to SUNY Buffalo State College (BSC) as a nervous one. While all freshmen are nervous with the idea of attending college, being away from ones own home adds to this feeling. The experience at BSC was an excellent one. The faculty and staff offered the support needed to feel comfortable, confident, and more independent. Faculty were open to offer support and extra assistance when needed as students faced challenges in course work. The school offers a varied social groups and opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities that enhances one life and college experience. The experience in participating in student organizations and student government helped me pursue efforts in civic engagement today. This also offered opportunities to meet and create strong lasting friendships with people who had shared values. The school is home to several sororities and fraternities who have been known to offer a great community for some. There are also, various campus program and organizations where students can secure employment to either help support their tuition expenses or earn extra income for living. The off campus experience was just a good. The campus is located in the heart of the city of Buffalo which has multiple attractions for recreation, fun, and learning. There are great Art Museums, restaurants, and other city attraction that are very close to visit. Students can also choose to live off campus, but only recommended after an on campus living experience. There are several off campus housing options available in either apartments or houses that students can rent and share living experience and expenses with peers. All of which are within walking distance or close to public transportation. I highly recommend a visit to this campus for anyone considering a great well rounded education."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Martine F - 6/27/2017
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2009
"They have excellent teachers at Buffalo State College. The facilities are amazing they is always a place to rehearse. The school is closer to Downtown which is where the Professional theatres are. The head of the program is one the most in tune instructors ever. They want you to succeed."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Zainab Salawu - 12/17/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"Buffalo State is located in a very safe, beautiful and lively part of Buffalo. The school is very beautiful, diverse and have really great food! Once you go to Buff State you feel at home. This school offers lots of programs, organizations, and opportunities to its students. There are many athletic events, and on campus events as well which is great. The school is very involved in the Buffalo, NY community also."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Tuxedo32 - 7/22/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2006
"I Thought it is a good place to be independent and make friends. This is where you decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. Alot of students, change their major. It is good to join clubs and sports."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2005
"I think it was a great school. I did not like how it was hard to get specific classes and was forced to go for an extra year because classes were not available when I tried to register."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2006
"UB was culturally diverse, with mostly large classes. It, in my experience, was very research centered."