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 SUNY College at Buffalo

SUNY College at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222

General information:(716)878-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:12,204(10,012 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,007 $6,053 $6,353 -5%
Out-of-state $13,907 $13,953 $15,313 -9%
Books and supplies $960 $990 $990 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,892 $10,168 $10,168 0%
Other $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,892 $10,168 $10,168 0%
Other $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,060 $3,090 $3,090 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $18,959 $19,311 $19,611 0%
Off Campus $18,959 $19,311 $19,611 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,027 $10,133 $10,433 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,859 $27,211 $28,571 -4%
Off Campus $26,859 $27,211 $28,571 -4%
Off Campus with Family $17,927 $18,033 $19,393 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,270
In-state fees $1,083
Out-of-state tuition $14,230
Out-of-state fees $1,083
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,870
In-state fee $605
Out-of-state tuition $15,060
Out-of-state fees $605
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,269 87% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,058 73% $6,885,188 $6,508
Federal grants 754 52% $3,792,713 $5,030
Pell grants 741 51% $3,146,477 $4,246
Other federal grants 636 44% $646,236 $1,016
State/local government grant or scholarships 907 62% $2,416,851 $2,665
Institutional grants or scholarships 365 25% $675,624 $1,851
Student loan aid 1,003 69% $5,932,332 $5,915
Federal student loans 1,000 69% $5,530,770 $5,531
Other student loans 46 3% $401,562 $8,730
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,625 67% $38,907,428 $5,873
Pell grants 4,681 47% $20,428,958 $4,364
Federal student loans 6,495 65% $43,544,363 $6,704

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,450 $9,653 $9,107
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,187 $4,912 $5,203
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,167 $8,281 $7,754
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,512 $12,461 $11,997
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,849 $14,692 $14,377
$110,001 and more $14,059 $14,883 $14,624

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,204
Undergraduate enrollment 10,012
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,302
Graduate enrollment 2,192
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,407 5,060 6,347
Percent admitted 44% 42% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 42% 12% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1350 93%
ACT 168 12%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 540
SAT Math 430 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 11056
Basketball 1616
Football 108-
Ice Hockey 3016
Lacrosse -24
Soccer 2322
Softball -14
Swimming and Diving 1816
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1948 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1948 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

03/01/1975 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics

01/01/1973 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1984 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2005 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

06/01/2006 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession320
Drug law violations169 32
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 110
Drug law violations 2521
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 325
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 102
Aggravated assault 556
Burglary 434032
Motor vehicle theft 220
Arson 112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 220
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 354
Burglary 252215
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 112
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11.1%
Number in default314
Number in repayment2,816

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00284200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General14-
Category total234-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General155--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General75--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--1
Category total230-1
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician1--
Category total41--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other84--
Journalism25--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total110--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Information Science/Studies53--
Category total53--
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-295
Agricultural Teacher Education-63-
Art Teacher Education123-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-1-
Business Teacher Education53-
Computer Teacher Education-35-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-49-
Education, Other100--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-21-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments23--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--3
Elementary Education and Teaching-6-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--11
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2620-
Foreign Language Teacher Education2--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching6623-
Mathematics Teacher Education229-
Music Teacher Education7--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching49--
Reading Teacher Education-28-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education318-
Social Studies Teacher Education339-
Spanish Language Teacher Education1--
Special Education and Teaching, General65108-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2210-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-19-
Category total47947419
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1--
Industrial Technology/Technician174-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician22--
Category total604-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing2--
English Language and Literature, General3113-
Category total3313-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family Resource Management Studies, General52--
Category total52--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-2-
French Language and Literature5--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total102-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetics/Dietitian11--
Category total11--
History Colleges
History, General587-
Category total587-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other7--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies17-
Category total1247-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies75--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1--
Category total102--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1--
Category total28--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2723
Systems Science and Theory-28-
Category total-3003
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1--
Category total8--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General5--
Geology/Earth Science, General1--
Physics, General4--
Category total27--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1--
Category total80--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--2
Social Work69--
Category total69-2
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology13--
Applied Economics-4-
Economics, General1--
Geography1--
Political Science and Government, General38--
Sociology50--
Urban Studies/Affairs4--
Category total1404-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation91010
Art/Art Studies, General1--
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry1--
Design and Applied Arts, Other2--
Design and Visual Communications, General37--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other1--
Industrial and Product Design1--
Metal and Jewelry Arts1--
Music, General14--
Painting3--
Photography9--
Sculpture2--
Category total1261010
Grand total2282535