SUNY Buffalo, or “Buff State,” is the largest school in the State University of New York educational system. SUNY Buffalo was founded in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School for the training of teachers. The school has an excellent national and even international reputation, attracting students from a diverse demographic. It is a member of the elite Association of American Universities, distinguishing it as a leading research institution. It has a student body of eleven-thousand, including undergraduate and graduate students, and offers over one-hundred and fifty undergraduate degrees. It does have distance learning opportunities and online courses. Buffalo, New York is the second largest city in New York State, second only to New York City, and is close to the Canadian border. Students can enjoy Niagara Falls, and nearby Toronto, as well as the culturally diverse city of Buffalo, with its many museums, theatres, parks, and a rich music scene.
Buffalo State is A Carnegie Master’s I institution alongside one-hundred and thirty-six other Colleges, which demonstrates their commitment to the absolute best training resources for teachers and educators. They have over seventeen certification tracks for future educators in the areas of Educational Foundations, Elementary Education and Reading, and Exceptional Education. In addition to the School of Education, SUNY Buffalo is home to the Schools of Arts and Humanities, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the School of Professions, University College, and the Graduate School. They offer many unique areas of study to students including Adult Education, Creative Studies, Engineering Technology, Fashion and Textile Technology, Fiber Design, and Forensic Chemistry.
Online degree programs are only offered at the graduate level. These programs include: Ed.M. in Science and the Public, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, M.L.S. in Library Science (General Reference), an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education, Advanced Certificate in School Business and Human Resource Administration, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Technology and New Literacy. Online courses are offered to undergraduates in Art Education, Business, Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, English, Exceptional Education, Modern and Classical Languages, Music, and Political Science.
The cost of attending the State University of New York at Buffalo varies by residency status and whether or not the student is attending classes part-time or full-time. For undergraduate full-time New York State residents, the tuition per semester is $2,485. There are mandatory fees of $541.50 per semester, and all students must carry health insurance. For out of state residents at the undergraduate, full-time status, tuition is $6,690 per semester, and the mandatory fees are the same. Graduate students that have New York residency pay $4,185 per semester, and out of state graduate students pay $6,890. There are many grants and loans to choose from through the State University of New York system, as well as from Buffalo State.