Buffalo State SUNY

Men's MCLA
7 / 10
8,082 Undergrads / 9,118 Students
2 / 10
$12,230 Net Price
4 / 10
67% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    NCLL Conf.

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
28% / 46%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The team's road trips never stray outside of the Upstate NY region. They travel to schools like Rocherster Institute of Technology, Edinboro, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Bonaventure, and Niagara.

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Where Grads Live
  • Buffalo/Niagara New York Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Rochester New York Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Syracuse New York Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Albany New York Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
Where Grads Work
  • University at Buffalo
  • Buffalo State College
  • M&T Bank
  • Ingram Micro
  • HSBC
  • Citi
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • IBM
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Bank of America
  • Moog Inc.
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Erie Community College
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
390 - 490
430 - 540
910 - 1090
16 - 22
18 - 22
19 - 22

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 400 - 490 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 14,577 6,172 8,405
% Admitted 67% 63% 70%
% Admits That Enroll 17% 17% 17%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.1
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  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (17%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (13%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (9%)
    Education (9%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (8%)
    Social Sciences (8%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (8%)
    General Studies (7%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (7%)
    Psychology, General (4%)
    Engineering Technology, General (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Information Science/Studies (4%)
    Family Resource Management Studies, General (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Work and Family Studies (4%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$8,472 $17,551
    Books & Supplies$1,038 $1,038
    Cost of Living$14,220 $14,220
    Personal Expenses$3,788 $3,788
    Sticker Price$27,518 $34,534

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    94% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship87%$9,052
    Federal Grants68%$4,868
    Pell Grants67%$4,751
    Other Federal40%$225
    State & Local Grants82%$3,741
    Institutional Grants85%$1,746
    Student Loans66%$6,353
    Federal Loans66%$5,413
    Other Loans6%$10,219

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $50.6 Million $5,554

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $13,500 $218

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 8.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,677 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $39,800

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.5 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 28% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 9 8
    Fondling 5 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 2 2
    Aggravated Assault 3 3
    Burglary 13 11
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson 2 2

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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