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  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are interested in joining many social groups, athletic programs, media, fashion productions, and theater.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buffalo State College has six different schools that offer a large selection of majors. The schools are the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Education, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the School of the Professions, Graduate School,and University College. Do you research and i am sure you will find majors and minors that fix you.

    Bang for the buck

    its is a great school that is more affordable than others. Tuition is under $20,000 a year and the school offers scholarships, just inquire about them.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is great. There is never a dull moment. There are always different activities that appeal to every type of person. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Bengal Pause occurs, which is a period of time where no classes are taking place. This allows social and study groups to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors I have had since beginning Fall 2008 have been extremely helpful. They are available before and after class if you would like to speak with them and also through email. No matter what your problem is, they do what they can to assist you.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Buffalo State is perfect for students looking for more than just an education, students hoping to make friends and get involved; it is large enough to feel like a real college but small enough to become acquainted with professors, to make friends easily and participate in some of the many clubs. There is a great social atmosphere at buff state including a lot of student-focused activities day and night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you dorm or live at home, get involved on campus! The best way to make the most of your college experience is to try something new, you never know, you just might like it. Also, don't be afraid to talk to your teachers and ask questions, it's your grade, don't be too cool to do well. Teachers at Buff State have designated office hours and they love when students stop by with questions or comments about class. Make sure to get your financial aide information taken care of quickly because it may put a hold on your account that could delay registration for classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Buffalo State College is a very affordable four-year college. For in-state students living at home, tuition is under $5,000 a year and for resident students, tuition, room and board plus meal plans comes to around $13,000- $20,000 and there are many scholarship and financial aide opportunities available if you are willing to look for them. For such an inexpensive school, Buff State has a lot to offer. Dorms are not bad as far as dorms go, and in the student union, there are two eating areas, a Barnes and Noble bookstore and plenty of space to hang out or study. The E.H Butler library is ideal for studying and research and the well-equipped Houston athletic facility includes a fitness center (with free membership to students), ice rink, swimming pool and more.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a commuter, it was challenging at first making friends, but there are many clubs on campus and activities to get involved in from sports activities, drama, extracurricular art classes, religious activities, student government, etc. On Tuesdays and Thursdays during Bengal Pause (12-1:40) most classes are not in session and there will often be demonstrations or free activities. Most students spend this time getting lunch, relaxing, meeting with clubs or just hanging out.

    Am learning a lot

    Like any school, Buffalo State College can be as challenging as you make it. If you put in the effort to learn and study you can do very well. Teachers at Buff State are usually very helpful and fair, since it is not a huge school, it is easy to get to know teachers and spend time after class addressing any questions or concerns. There are also many honors societies available for students looking for even more of an academic challenge.

  • 04/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're artsy, and want to be in a big city, Buffalo State College would be great for you. Students who are okay with being at a big...HUGE school. People who realize there's going to be A LOT of partying, but have the control to engage in it or stay away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that just because this is a SUNY school, doesn't mean you're automatically accepted. Only about 42% of students get into Buffalo State each year that apply, so make sure you still do your best on your application! (:

    Bang for the buck

    As far as Music, Communications, and obviously teaching - that being widely popular there - I know that the education one could get from Buff State would be just as great as a more expensive private school. I have friends paying between 40 and 62 thousand dollars a year for school! Crazy! This fall, for tution, other fees, and room and board I'll be paying about 18,000 dollars a year and I think that's incredibly affordable for such a great education that is being offered.

    Will enjoy being here

    I think the reason for my high rating is that I have family in Buffalo, as well as my best friend attending Canisius College to see all the time, but Buffalo State is in a great area. It's in the Museum district, per se. It's in a very liberal and artsy part of town, so if you're one of those types of people who enjoy that, that's great. The college is within a city but it's entirely all-inclusive...no crossing a busy street to go between buildings! There are a bajillion clubs from what I've heard, a very active student union and a nice, up-to-date athletic facility. I'm pretty sure if you go out in search of it, there will always be something to do here. People often harp on the partying and how they want to party, but if you want to have clean fun, there's plenty of room for that as well.

    Will learn a lot

    I am going to be a Music/Communications major at the school in the fall of 2011. I anticipate learning a lot, because despite this being the biggest SUNY school in the system, the music program at Buff State is small, selective, and home-y. The Communications department is one of the three accredited ones in New York State (Syracuse is one of the others, I don't remember the other), which is ridiculously impressive for a SUNY school; only about 15% or so of colleges NATIONALLY get accredited!

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for artsy-type people who enjoy museums, art galleries, fashion, or any other type of art.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get everything filled out and sent in as soon as you decide you will attend. It makes everything go faster and easier, and you won't feel a sense of panic that you are missing something. Also, don't be afraid to email advisers, Admissions, Financial Aid, etc., because all the information you get can be confusing, and they're there to help! Everyone is very nice and can clear up any confusion easily.

    Bang for the buck

    Obviously, this is a SUNY school, so you are already saving a lot of money, but Buffalo State is a great example of how you can get a great education without breaking the bank. My minor is pretty rare, so I could go to a very expensive and exclusive college, but Buffalo State has an exemplary program at a fraction of the cost.

    Will enjoy being here

    I did an overnight visit at Buffalo State recently, and I loved every minute there. There is always something going on somewhere on campus, and there are a ton of clubs and societies for every interest. The Student Union has a huge list of clubs and interests that someone can join in, and there is always another person who shares your interests. Also, it is right in the Museum District, which is perfect for my minor, as well as giving a lot of internship opportunities.

    Will learn a lot

    I have a very specific program that I am doing as a minor: Museum Studies. Buffalo State is one of only 12 colleges in the country that offer this at the undergraduate level, so I know I will be getting ahead in the museum field.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus police have a visible presence on campus. parking areas are well-lit, and there are vans that can take you to your car if you are walking alone. there are also emergency phones located all over the place, so if there is a problem you can quickly and easily notify campus police.

    Great for these types of students

    excellent choice for non-traditional students.

    Bang for the buck

    with buffalo state being a suny school, it's priced reasonably. i'm getting a great education at a low cost.

    What to do for fun

    buffalo state is just minutes from the elmwood village, which affords a lot of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. in addition, the campus is right across the street from the albright-knox art gallery.

    Food and Dining

    the student union offers several options for dining in the food court, and also the dining hall. in addition, there are several cafes located around campus to get a quick cup of coffee and bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    i am a commuter, so i really can't say much about dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    professors in the english department expect only that you will complete assigned reading on time and be able to discuss in class. it is college, so i think that is expected anywhere you go.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused! the workload can overwhelm you if you don't stay motivated!

    In three sentences

    buffalo state has a very diverse student population. bengal pause (an hour on tues/thurs during which no classes are held) offers an opportunity to meet other students and relax in the student union. professors are fantastic and accessible!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police Department (UPD) on our campus is very involved and alert, they are always around when you need them day or night. During my freshmen orientation they introduced themselves to my freshmen class and made sure each of us had their number on speed dial. I feel completely safe on campus and that's a really big deal for me considering our campus is open to the public. UPD's number one rule on campus is the buddy system, make sure you never travel alone.

    Greek Life

    Buffalo State offers the Divine Nine as well as many others sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Buffalo State offers a numerous amount of clubs on campus just to list a few there is the United Students Government (USG), BSC-TV Channel, African American Student Organization (AASO), Fashion Student Association (FSA), Caribbean Students Organization (CSO), Pride Alliance, Step Expression etc. In addition to these clubs if you would like to join a club that we don't offer you could easily start one yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Buffalo State College is great for any type of student really. Our campus is very diverse and we provide a wide variety of groups, organizations, clubs, sports etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not really a tradition but we do the wobble. I learned it during my freshmen orientation it's one of those cute school spirit things that's fun to do every once in a while. They have a how to video on YouTube called the Orientation Wobble where some of the orientation leaders of 2011 show you the basic steps.

    What to do for fun

    Friday Night Live, Karaoke Night, any Buff State group/club event, the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery, Delaware Park, nightlife in downtown Buffalo and all the great restaurants and bars down Elmwood are all fun things to do at Buffalo State as well as in Buffalo.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus overall is okay. The dining hall I believe is open from 7am-8:30pm and they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining hall has their days when they serve good food like pasta, fried chicken, stir fry, mashed potatoes. They often have themed days like taco night and wing night stuff like that. But then there are other times when they decide to have breakfast for dinner or not so good food and that's when we head over to the retail side. Right now the retail side is begin renovated so when I go back they may have different vendors but there was a burger place called SmashBurger, a sandwich and salad place, an Italian place that served pasta, pizza, bread sticks and my favorite pizza logs. Then there was Salsaritas, a Mexican spot and then The Strip that was basically that chicken spot. Your meal plan is split between these two areas of dining.

    Dorm Life

    Overall I think the dorm life is one of the many good things at Buffalo State. The rooms are bigger than most rooms I've seen at any other college and they provide us with a great amount of storage space in each room to hold all of our junk. The facilities in each freshmen dorm are kept neat and tidy by the cleaning staff, each dorm has a lounge(s) as well as a full kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall I believe that academics at Buffalo State are great. Every once in a while you'll come across a class that is truly an easy A but most classes are challenging and keep your mind active and brain juices flowing.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to not let your dorm room consume you. I know at first it might seem like those four walls are the safest place for you to be because your in a new place with new people and all you really want to do is go home to your family so you put your guard up. But listen if you stick with this mentality then what was really the point of you choosing the campus life at all. The way I see it campus life is like dating, at first you have that well...I don't know feeling but then later on as you get to know that person you put your shield down, wave the white flag and put yourself out there. Of course you could possibly get hurt but that's what life is about. Buffalo State as well as Buffalo in general has so much to offer so get out there and get to know it!

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College, in a nutshell, is a diamond in a rough. The school right now is underconstruction and in the process of being updated and upgraded. But aside from the eye sores of the construction sites I would rate Buffalo State a solid 4.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officers everywhere. They patrol quite a bit. They cannot keep everything from happening, but they try to urge people to do safe things, like ring the blue panic button to walk to the car.

    Greek Life

    I belong to Kappa Omega National Honor's Society. I don't know anymore about Greek Life than that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 75 or more clubs on campus. It just is a matter of what you are interested in. I belong to the SSWO, which is the Student Social Work Organization. It is fun being a part of something. It ties you to people on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I recommend Buffalo State for anyone that is looking for a bachelor's degree. They have many different programs available. I am not even sure of all of them. I am doing my social work degree at this school and enjoy the program immensely.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that Buffalo State College does is a box-a-thon. People live in a box for 3 days in the fall months to show how the homeless live. It is an interesting thing to see.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a SUNY school, so it is a great opportunity to get a reasonably inexpensive education at a great school!!!

    What to do for fun

    What is there not to do for fun at Buff State. There is always something going on. There are activities that USG is involved in. There are activities for all the different groups. There is a Friday Night Live show featuring amateur comedians from the school. We even get free chicken dinners sometimes, like this week during homecoming.

    Food and Dining

    There are many selections to make at Buff State. They have a side where you can get ala carte items from places like Subway, a pizza place, a chinese place, to many more fast food places. Also, Buff State has the side, where you can have an all you can eat buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, so I cannot respond to dorm life. From what I can tell, many of the freshman and sophomores enjoy the family environment of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easy. They try to educate you in the short time that they have you. There are classes in the school and online. Some of the online classes are harder, but all the classes are worth it. I have learned a lot from my experience at Buff State College.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to join organizations as soon as you get there. Be a part of something bigger and better. They are always looking for volunteers which looks great on your resume and when applying to grad school.

    In three sentences

    I currently attend school at Buffalo State College, where I am a commuter and non-traditional student. Buffalo State has been welcoming and the professors try hard to give the students a rigorous class. I feel that Buffalo State is a great college experience.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the art galleries and museums that are literally within walking distance from most of the campus! You get discounts and it's something fun to do for a date or even just with friends. They even have fun events sometimes on Friday Nights.

    Food and Dining

    Retail dining does not have that many options and the prices are kind of high. If you're looking to eat healthy, bring your own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Buffalo State are not the greatest. They are pretty small and you have two roommates sometimes. The student apartments however, are really nice and big but you also pay quite a bit for those.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at Buffalo State really know what they're talking about. Although classes might seem insanely boring, they can really help you out. A lot of the teachers will meet with you outside of class and help you out if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take tours of the campus multiple times, talk to current students, meet with professors in your prospective major, and most of all; ask questions!

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a really fun place to be. There are so many clubs and student organizations that you can join on campus. Definitely get involved as much as possible because you will make so many new friends and have once in a lifetime opportunities.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus security is great.

    Greek Life

    There are a ton of Frats and Sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    AASO (African American Student Organization) ASO (Asain Student Organization) BAM (Black Active MInds) FSO (Fashion Student Organization) The Ink Club, we have many radio stations, fraternities and sororities and MUCH more.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student woulod feel welcome at Buff State. It is so diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an art gallery right across the street, a grocery store. almost anything in that one little area.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall I love Buffalo State and it has an exceptional program for my Public Relations major.

    What to do for fun

    There are frat parties, organizations to join, meetings, a poetrry club, open mic, there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    After a while you do get sick of the food, but here are many take-out menues around campus!

    Dorm Life

    Its a really great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    So far all of my academic expectations have been met.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused!

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is very diverse. They have a really great program for my major and I love the fact thats in the middle of the city and surrounded by art.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, obtain a job off campus, visit off campus sites.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best or the worst. Make sure you practice your cooking skills.

    Dorm Life

    The new apartment complex is the newest dorms and they are very beautiful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the college.

    In three sentences

    I give this school a 6 out of 10.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    university police is on duty 24/7 and they are right across from the dining hall so its pretty convenient and keeps the campus safe but off campus you are pretty much on your own

    Greek Life

    sororities and fraternities of all ethnic backgrounds. they all throw parties every friday and they seem friendly just be careful who you choose

    Clubs and Activities

    anime club, clubs for all sciences, math club,

    Great for these types of students

    its a good school if you want to be really far from your parents while still being in new york and if you just want the overall experience of living in a dorm in a different part of new york, really good school if you are the loner type because you are not really forced to socialize even in the classroom depending on the instructor

    What to do for fun

    there are parties from thursday to sunday and always event to do on campus. there are step shows, community serice projects, fashion shows, open mic, dancehall contest, you name it

    Food and Dining

    the food is not the best but it fills you up, i would suggest learning how to cook and getting familiar with wegmans and tops, the grocery stores because they sell fresh dinners

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are terrible, your best bet is to live in the new student complex which is quite expensive but worth it. be ready to have loud music, vomit and crazy nights no matter where you live aside from the student apartment complex because they have strice resident directors

    Academic Rigor

    the classes for liberal arts are like high school courses butr if you are a science major be ready to really take a beating depending on the instructor, most are very willing to help you and ensure that you at least past the class the class with understanding

    Tips for prospective students

    get a job your freshman year anywhere on campus as soon as possible but the school is pretty fair with financial aid

    In three sentences

    school is...average

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have an email/phone/text system with the University Police Department on campus for any emergency alerts that come up.

    Greek Life

    We have the Divine 9 on campus as well as Latino frats/sororities Afro-Latino Frats/sororities, and Caucasian frats/sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    Step Expression

    What to do for fun

    If you have a bus pass (given to you by the school), or a car, there is always something for you to do, (movies, plays, clubs etc).

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better, but there is some options in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun. Its a really good way to get used to living on your own and a way for you to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    If you do not stay on top of your studies it is very easy to fall behind but there are many tutoring centers for you to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have your major and that living on a small campus is something that you are comfortable with.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a good school. This is a school that I am proud to attend.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Besides Sports, there are very few activities to do.

    What to do for fun

    there are usually parties either downtown on weekends and a few sports games. the buses run pretty frequently so going downtown is pretty easy.

    Food and Dining

    it is relativly easy to make sure you do not gain the freshman 15 if you pay attention to what you eat. the only down side to the all you can eat side is that sometimes, there are little options.

    Dorm Life

    the corridor style freshman dorms are great for meeting new friends. the towers however, feel secluded as you mainly stay in your suite. it is a little hard to have group interaction if you are not on a sports team.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are relatively simple depending on the course. make sure to check you're professor on rate my professor before enrolling for a class

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pick a major so you are not stuck doing only gen ed classes. find a club or activity to join.

    In three sentences

    The location of the campus makes going off campus quite easy. There is a pretty even racial diversity. The main complaint on campus is the windiness during winter.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have 24 hour police on campus. They have resident life in every hall after 7pm. The sercurity is very tight and you will always see them walking around.

    What to do for fun

    The houston gym to play basketball. The kissinger pool to swim and to cool off. The union game room, it contains xbox 360, playstation 3, air hockey, and ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    The buffet section always has a variety of foods and a large area to sit students. The retail side has many stores you can choice from such as: smashburger, subway, chicken spot and 2mato.

    Dorm Life

    Buffalo state offers 3 buildings for freshman. Then, 6 buildings for sophmore, juniors and seniors. Dorminh oncampus is very safe and rooms are large.

    Academic Rigor

    The education at Buffalo state is liberal arts. It fits an great amount of the students that enroll here. They have many majors for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buffalo state has a nice student vibefor everyone. Everyone feels comfortable at this school. It's also known for their education. Most of the classes deal with a less amount of students.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo state college is a very friendly and unified place. Great place to meet new people and recieve your education. Also, they have multiple resources to help students.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Communication, natural and social sciences and education students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bengal paws on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where the college sets aside time for students and faculty to play games, relax, and eat.

    What to do for fun

    The neighborhood surrounding Buffalo State has plenty of options. The food is terrific and diverse, including bars & grilles, Thai, Indian, bistros, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buffalo State offers over 165 academic programs, many clubs to choose from, D2 and D3 NCAA sports, and houses over 12,000 students.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College offers a wide variety of academics, including the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Education, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the School of the Professions, University College, the Graduate School, and Continuing Professional Studies, each tailored to specific programs and students to meet the 21st century demand. The food at Buff State is pretty good, with a full buffet or a cafe side, with individual vendors and food choices. The campus is very large, with over 12,00 students in attendance from around the U.S. and Canada.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since it is in Buffalo, walk with someone especially at night and stay alert. You can receive alerts on any suspicious behavior happening on campus. There are also real police on campus patrolling all the time, I have never felt unsafe there.

    Greek Life

    There are a few fraternities and sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    People that want to succeed. Also it is not a huge campus. The buildings are easy to find and generally all in one location. You do not have to drive to get to another classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    You really are getting a great education here. I feel prepared to be a teacher because of all of the experience I am getting here. The teachers want you to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a sports team or get involved in a club. Whatever your major is, there is most likely a club that you can join. Also, since it is Buffalo, downtown is a big thing that students from Buffalo State go to.

    Food and Dining

    There are a great variety of choices for whatever you are in the mood for.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm and I never have, but a lot of my friend have and they had good experiences. There are newer dorms which are much nicer than the others dorms that do not look like they have been updated ever.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are great. I have never had a teacher here that I did not like. It is hard work, but I know that it is all useful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that if you are commuting to leave early, parking is a major issue.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great and really care about the students. There are plenty of majors here for everyone. There are also a lot of activities and clubs to keep the students busy.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police patrol the area quite a bit; however, this is not a school that you will feel safe walking around the campus at 1:00 AM. There is some crime in the area, but just be cautious.

    Greek Life

    For a school of about 6,000 students, there are many fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a large variety of clubs and activities which can fulfill the diverse interests of each individual student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a SpringFest at the end of the year offered through the Student Government.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on what you're looking for, I would say you are getting more bang for your buck. The academics overall are decent and the people here are friendly, with professors who are approachable and a diverse range of students for being such a small school.

    What to do for fun

    There are places on and nearby campus where you can go. For example, Burchfield Penny Art Center and the planetarium, which are located on the campus. Outside of campus, Delaware Park is a nice place to go and if you enjoy shopping or different kinds of cuisine, nearby Elmwood Village offers a variety of options.

    Food and Dining

    I never tried the dining hall food but they do have many other options beside that on campus which are suitable for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    I never had the opportunity to live in the dorms but have heard that it is not bad. The apartments on campus are supposed to be really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Prior to attending Buffalo State, I attended a comparable school and it felt as though the standards there were higher than they are at Buffalo State.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend any time that you can in the library, or if you prefer a setting with less people, there are often student lounges for your appropriate department.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a small school in a more urban environment that provides a quality education depending on your program. There are many things that the school offers both in and outside of campus, including Burchfield Penny Art Center and a planetarium. Finally, from what I have heard, safety can be an issue, but so far I have never run into any trouble with that.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights all over campus and University Police and Escorts patrolling constantly.

    Greek Life

    It isn't expected of you to be in a greek organization like some schools, but isn't looked down upon either!

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't one already, you can start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Random barbecues and giveaways in the quads!

    What to do for fun

    Like I said, just get involved. Clubs and activities will help you to meet people. People will help you find things to do!

    Food and Dining

    They have to feed 8,000+ people. It isn't mom's home-cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm can be bittersweet. Great community, but sometimes annoying to live with that many other people!

    Academic Rigor

    You aren't in high school anymore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! As cheesy as it sounds, college is what you make it!

    In three sentences

    I love this college. It is small, but not too small and has a great sense of community.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Buffalo State has a variety of clubs to keep students busy as well as division 3 athletics including basketball, football, and hockey.

    What to do for fun

    Attending Buffalo State College is basically a small college in a big city setting which can present students with opportunities to experience the nightlife, fine dining, and local festivals throughout the Western New York area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    After attending 2 years at Buffalo State College, I have found it to be very achievable for any type of student from any educational background. Classes may be challenging but very much completable. Outside the classroom their are a variety of activities to keep students busy such as clubs, sports, and internships located right on the college campus.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police is always around and there are stations to drop you off and pick you up from your dorm whenever, and wherever. plus the campus is always very well light

    Greek Life

    i do not know to much , but there are always signs and flyers.

    Clubs and Activities

    whatever you can imagine is here at buffalo state, and if we don't had fit there is always a way to get the program on campus

    Great for these types of students

    i am in to sports and working out the gym is fully equipped plus there are weight lost, body building, nutritional programs and organizations geared to your interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    in the beginning the homecoming is very exciting and you get to see the whole school come out and support

    Bang for the buck

    for the most part you get what you paid for and then some if you pay attention to the resources offered and check your school email if you don't know exactly where to go

    What to do for fun

    there are endless activities and programs to do, it all depends on what your cup of tea is.

    Food and Dining

    i am not to sure, i cook 95% of all my food and occasional go to the cafeteria i have dined on decent sandwiches, pizza, and take out food

    Dorm Life

    they have a new building which is beautiful which i spent my first year residing , the 2am, 415, and sometimes 5:30 fire drills do become annoying but as people get adjusted in the building it does stop.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers are extremely fair and always work with students when you have a problem, there is no reason to fail besides your own laziness.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved with groups and say focus in your career path and never be afraid to ask for help because there are so many different places and resources to get help in whatever you are trying to pursue.

    In three sentences

    At first, i was intimated but at overcoming initial fears, the general atmosphere of the school is honestly inviting there are so many activities and organizations that it is impossible to be bored after classes.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have the best safety around our campus. we send out alerts through emails and through text messages.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are multiple activities to do on the campus. swimming in the pool to running on the track.

    What to do for fun

    i join the intramurals when they r up and running, i go to the open gym to play basketball and i use the fitness center.

    Food and Dining

    the food may be good for atleast two months than after eating it everyday you will start to get tired of the food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is great . you make more friends. the new complex building is great but the tution is high

    Academic Rigor

    the academics can me rough if you dont go to class. dont geet behind on classwork. attending class everyday will be helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    students may have to be more independent. students will have to study or have a study group. students must be more active on campus.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a great school to attending. the campus life is great and the support is very helpful. Buffalo State college is helpful with any concerns and problem you may have.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 22 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fun on campus can take shape as going to a football game or some kind or RA event but what makes UB nightlife really great is the accessibility both to Main Street by South Campus where they have 18+ clubs and downtown where you can have a ton of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Food at UB is above par for college food. The dining halls are all you can eat and always have basics like chicken fingers and pizza as well as other options that rotate. They also have great resturats on campus that work into the meal plan like Tim Hortons (a staple in buffalo) Moes, and Jamba Juice to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at UB are great. I've had a chance to live in the new sophomore dorm building and it was a great experience. UB also has dorms on both campuses so you can choose which is more convenient for you.

    Academic Rigor

    I've enjoyed all the major related classes I've taken at UB. Some of the gen ed's p[roved to be a bit lackluster but when you start taking the classes you want it is interesting and challenging!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know where your classes are before the first day of classes. The Academic Spine may be a bit confusing at first but in a little while you'll know it like the back of your hand.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the large, but still community like feel of the campus. The teachers in the department I study in are fantastic and I would recommend them to any student who was interested. Overall it's a great place to learn.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is Okay, but there are certain unpleasant activities that occur off campus around the school area. Students must be alert when walking late at night on campus, because the school is located at an open space area that gives outsiders access to walk on campus. However, University Police are doing their best to keep everyone safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to meet other people that are from different places around world. Also those who are outgoing, and enjoy to have a good time at the same time achieving good grades.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Certain locations around the school are not safe. However, we have police University that are always patrolling the school area for safety.

    Bang for the buck

    I really don't know it depends on someone budget.

    What to do for fun

    There are always some type of activities to do for fun on Campus. Also students tend to attend to clubs most likely every weekends. Most of the time they start to go out on Thursday night because they won't have class the next day.

    Food and Dining

    The foods are Okay it depend on the student choice to find out what he or she really enjoy. In regard to the dining it is a wonderful environment for students to cope with each other.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun by interacting with other students who are foreigners. However, there are rules and regulations the students have to follow at all time.

    Academic Rigor

    Students must study hard in order for them to achieve their grade. Also, Professors always willing to help if a student is having trouble with a subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and have a passion for your major, and you will succeed by graduating.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a wonderful school for education. The classroom setting is small which benefit students to learn more. Furthermore, the Professors are always willing to help their students.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will be safe.

    Greek Life

    They have all frats. black and white.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and orgs. to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The union for bengal pause is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    The school dosen't cost much and they give out free stuff all the time

    What to do for fun

    Party, play games, walk around town, shop at the mall, or go downtown and look at the history.

    Food and Dining

    Its better then most suny schools, but it can be better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice but no wifi.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not hard, just come in and do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to do work.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo state is a great school for every type of person, it is very diverse. The school grows every year, they offer new programs every year. Great people, great campus, great professors.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bengal pause on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lots of clubs and activities!

    Food and Dining

    Wide variety. Pretty good

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you're dorming. Perfect for meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Great if you apply yourself. Bigger classes but some smaller. Lots of choices

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the party life. Focus on your education. Get involved!

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are several officers on foot and cars circulating the campus. We all have the number of the campus police in our phones (it's required during orientation). There's also buses that drive around campus to pick you up and take you where you need to go (but only on campus).

    Greek Life

    I Love It!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's tons and the programs and parties they have are fun!

    Great for these types of students

    There is something here for everybody, HONESTLY. I have bonded and met people that I never dreamed of being associates or more-less friends, no offense...but it's a beautiful experience. There's a lot of organizations on campus (not sure of the exact number but you can just google it) and even if you do not want to join one, there are programs that they put on for everyone, like game night for the gamers, a drag- show for LBTG's and their supporters, Greeks have programs to find out more information about each individual group. There are African American groups, Caucasians, Asian, and a lot of other ethnic organizations, dance groups, in addition to the student government, for those of you whom may be interested in that and you'll be surprised to see who comes out to the programs. You'll find that you have a lot in common with people you've never expected. But the list goes on and on, you'll find something.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The wobble is our campus signature dance. Learn it! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE_64SdD27w

    Bang for the buck

    As a student currently attending Buffalo State College, I'd say yes I do get my bang for the buck. I have a lot of fun, I learn a lot, not only academics wise but about myself, my limits, and about others as well. The campus is diverse to a certain extent, the organizations on campus are unique and I've made life long friends that I'll cherish for the rest of my life. I'm sure if you come here, you will too!

    What to do for fun

    I'm in a dance group, so I dance of coarse. The football and basketball games are fun; There are several other athletic teams that hold games on campus as well. There is ALWAYS something going on, on campus. The sorority and fraternities and the other organizations always have something going. There's something for EVERYBODY. There's always a party or event to attend, a friend to visit, like I said you'll have fun!

    Food and Dining

    I hate the food! lol It's disgusting. Hopefully they'll change it this semester. We're supposed to get a subway but we'll see how that taste.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool, you'll DEFINITELY have fun! The upper class-men dorms look better, honestly but you decorate the room the way you want. But there are some restrictions like bringing extra furniture, its fire hazard. Besides that you'll have fun, everybody's really cool.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is the core decision maker for most things on campus; rather you want to get into one of the better dorms, join the Greek life, or simply for respect from your professors and peers, it's really important. The professors are really there for you, office hours or in class. I feel like they actually want to be there and they are definitely very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Some of my professors have even offered to help me in some of my other courses. Also, the library is open 24/7 and you'll access to several computers, books, and printers. Last but not least, for those of you that may not have the money or just simply don't want to buy the book, some professors leave 2 or 3 copies that you can rent for about 2 or 3 hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself, continue to value the values and moral you always have. Have fun but keep your head in the books. Work hard-play hard!

    In three sentences

    The professors are very dedicated, easy to talk to, and want their students to do well. The social life is cool, everybody is really friendly and the greek life is everything! I love my school, I'd rate it a 9.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't mind the mediocrities on this campus whether it is the people you meet along the way or the flithy facilities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay maybe alil too expensive but okay

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus look like section 8 housing, they are flithy, and the some of the RA's can be complete jerks, and take their little positions too seriously.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, and your outlook of college life from a academic persepective, the academic rigor depends soley, on the professor that instructs the class for that semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enroll here pending on your preferences of how college life ought to be enjoy and take advantage of every moment.

    In three sentences

    As a student currently enrolled at Buffalo State on a scale from 1 to 10 Buffalo State College receives a 3 out of 10.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus have a lot of emergency phone that you can get to if you are in trouble as well as police. I think the college is a safe place to be but just be aware of your surrounding. Be Smart.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of different variety of sororities and frats that students can join if they are interesting in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college have so many activities and sports that students can join, there they can make new friends and show people what they got.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to get what the city is like then Buffalo State College is for you. Also if you want a change of the environment you came from and don't mind being in a diverse environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Elmwood ave, so many good things happen there.

    Bang for the buck

    It's realiable becuase if you don't have cash with you, bangel buck is there.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I would hang out around campus, either chilling in our dorms having movies night or go to parties but not drinking. I believe that you can still have fun without drinking. We just do the little things that make us happy around each other because no matter what we do, we tried to make it fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different variety of food that you can to choice to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty great. You get to experience the whole college life when you dorm. You get to meet many new people from different places and diverse background.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that Buffalo State College is a great place to be, the school has so many things that's going on and great academic programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students shouldn't look at colleges that has the best sports or parties but rather at the colleges academic programs.

    In three sentences

    So far Buffalo State College show that i can be save within the campus environment. There are so many activities that i can join. It has a great interior design program therefore Buffalo State College is a good place to be.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is 100% trusted. There are campus police stationed all over the campus. In case there has happened to be an incident, every student on campus is notified via email.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea because I choose not to be in a sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all kinds of clubs and activities. Fashion, Diversity, Woman Empowerment, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    There is enough to do for every student's interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Frat houses are a dangerous place for parties. It's hot and crowded.

    Bang for the buck

    Buffalo State is definitely a money hunger institute. Trust me you will be robbed.

    What to do for fun

    There's enough to do for everyone's interest. From studying to partying

    Food and Dining

    One of the downfalls of Buffalo State College is the food. The food could be better on the residential dining side. But on the retail side is where its at!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. You don't necessarily have your own room, but you get to share with someone different. One of the many ways you learn about diversity.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is awesome. There are helpers everywhere. Whether it be the professor or your peer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep your eyes open and focus on the prize!

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a great school. Its well rounded in regards to its academics and activities on campus. I would absolutely recommend future college students to apply.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is taken very seriously and this school has escort system.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    In a way, the campus is diverse, so its good for any kind of people. But they are a lot of partiers.

    Bang for the buck

    Compare to private school tuition, this is a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Go to different posted around school. It is a good way to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    I have to say the food sucks. Besides the salad bar, it is rarely that you get satisfying meal. Even if they have something good, there is always something missing or wrong.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are big, but if you are unlucky, they might put you in triple. That would be pleasant because you would have a messy and overcrowd. I did not like this experience so currently looking to change my room. So decide early and send in your application early.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be challenging if you make it challenging. Otherwise, for me it seems like very easy if you just do what you are told to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything early, you are more likely to get what you want. Also apply so school scholarships so you do not have to borrow. (SideNote: If you want a really bang for your buck, apply to University at Buffalo too. But make sure they have your program.)

    In three sentences

    This school has a very small campus so you would hardly be lost. It has a really good education program. It is mainly known for that.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is always an issue. If you are ever walking outside at night near the parking lots it's best to go with a friend and not alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs to get involved in, or you can hangout in the union. On thrusday nights it's college night downtown, or you can go see a movie.

    Food and Dining

    The food for me is okay. I usually don't buy lunch at school but if I had to I could pick something I'd like. We also got a subway this year which is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I do not dorm, but dorming is a great way to make friends. I wish I would have dormed but then again some of the dorm rooms are too small. That's why living at home is a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep up with your reading and study when you have breaks. Make you you manage your time so you still have time to have a social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school early for parking or you will be late to class trying to find a spot. Get your books off of amazon used because the book store prices are insane unless you plan on renting them.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo state college has been a good experience for me. The classes aren't too packed and all my teachers are great. Buffalo state is close to home and priced just right.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    really on top of things

    Clubs and Activities

    sports organizations fun events (fashion shows)

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who dont mind a little diversity

    Bang for the buck

    Buffalo state campus offers a great variety of organizations to get involved in. They also offer opportunities for you to earn money while trying to balance sports and classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are campus parties and outside events like movies, and bowling. so it's good enough.

    Food and Dining

    excellent

    Dorm Life

    Good But the temperature for the showers could be hotter

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do the best you can

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a great Educational campus. The teachers are very helpful. The level of diversity is at it's high.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are escorts available for those who are interested.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is available, however I am not a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many extra activities and clubs available at Buffalo State, the college website has links and emails to help you get connected.

    Great for these types of students

    I would say Buffalo State is great for a variety of majors, but I am in a visual arts program, and feel like the college is a great place for us. You have to be self motivated as in most colleges.

    Bang for the buck

    Throughout the school year you will receive emails from the campus book store telling you about promotions going on to help save you money.

    What to do for fun

    Around the campus are a lot of shops and dining on Elmwood Avenue, and there is also the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the schools Burchfield Penny Art Center as well.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted to Buffalo State, but from what I hear the dorms were alright.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would get involved. If you don't become apart of the community, college won't be as great of an experience.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a great school. It has small to medium class sizes and the faculty are trained professionals. Buff State also has many facilities and help options for student use, you just have to take advantage of them.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safety here is alright. Sometimes UPD seems more concerned about giving out tickets then keeping people safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life but we do have several sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are excellent on campus. We have over 50 student funded and non-funded organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students who are adventurous and outgoing. There is a lot to do and a ton of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We all know how to wobble. If you do not know what the wobble is youtube buffalo state wobble its a lot of fun

    Bang for the buck

    The great thing about buffalo state is that it is not to expensive. you save some money and go to a great school.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun things offered at buff state. There is a lot of on campus activities and for those of you who are more off campus people there are a lot of house parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not too hot. Its either under or overcooked most of the time but there are a lot of great places to eat off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent there is a lot to do and you meet a ton of people. Its a great way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are not too hard as long as you go to class and keep up on the homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that they have the major you are looking for here. The accredited majors here are excellent.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a great college to attend. There is a lot of things to do on and off campus. The overall environment is great.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    art gallery across the street is amazing

    What to do for fun

    lots of clubs and activites, lots of activites to participate in within your dorms, and the union even has a game room!

    Tips for prospective students

    bring your jackets! it gets super cold here.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State has an eclectic campus with good dorm halls, good food, and has some really amazing professors.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety could be better, but that's a risk you have to be willing to take with an open campus. You're not going to get mugged if you're walking to your car alone, but just be aware of your surroundings. There are emergency poles around campus for this reason, and the escort van is available to drive you to your car if you ever feel unsafe.

    Bang for the buck

    I love everything about Buff State. I think for just a little bit more than you would pay to attend a community college, you get a much better experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS of clubs at Buff State. Greek life is prevalent as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your classes. Don't EVER fall behind on reading or assignments! Even if you say you're going to catch up, with every slip, it gets harder and harder.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College offers amazing opportunities for students interested in a variety of majors and minors. The campus is beautiful, and the faculty and student body are welcoming and helpful when needed.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety has picked up and buckled down on theft and smoking zones. The school is watched all day and through out the night so that students are safe and content with their studies.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a long list of clubs that a student can choose from, as well as fundraisers for certain causes of the campus and department.

    Great for these types of students

    Study areas are quiet and all over campus. The tuition is low cost.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a place that is low cost and efficient with things to do and people to meet. There are many options to choose from with both personal and school life to get involved and motivated.

    What to do for fun

    Draw and Paint. Read and Write. Walk around the neighborhood. Bake and Cook .

    Food and Dining

    A variety of foods to choose from, from healthy to on the go fast foods, whichever the student perfers. Three coffee pits and dining areas to study, very nice place to sit and eat while studying or engaging with other students in group sessions.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is simple, yet, there have been a few incidences of alcohol and vandalism.

    Academic Rigor

    It's open to academic review for both students and teachers to engage with the structure of the school and study. Group interviews are necessary for each department. Many clubs available to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a community that shares positive reinforcement and has much to offer in each department. The amount of programs available to a students, helps with giving a broad selection to choose from and come to understanding with. The professors are very in touch with the students and will help them to attain their goals with class time help and tutoring made available for each student.

    In three sentences

    Theres a wide variety of programs to choose from. It's a diverse community that connects to eachother in helpful ways. Committed to professional and intellectual growth for both the students and the staff.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    USG gameroom

    Food and Dining

    Buffet is ok but retail is wonderful.

    Academic Rigor

    Wonderful

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus, attend study groups and go to the library often.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a wonderful institution. this school has sports, great teachers and nice dorms. I'm only a freshman but, love it here.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and organizations for just about any interest. You constantly hear and see about events being put on.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want a quality education for a low-cost. The community feel is very welcoming to people leaving their families, and the outside community provides for plenty of entertainment and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Buffalo state is one of the cheapest (cost-wise) SUNY schools, but the classes are packed with information and the professors really know what they're talking about.

    What to do for fun

    The campus organizations are always putting on different events for students. For Homecoming we have a cart contest and parade (decorate a shopping cart and the winners for different categories get prizes). In the spring, United Students Government puts on a Springfest with rides, food and bands.

    Food and Dining

    The food in retail dining is good, we have Starbucks and Spot Coffee for caffeine, Salsaritas and Subway, along with other restaurants for food. I've heard residence dining is good, too.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, but I've heard that people who dorm have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I've taken vary in difficulty, depending on the class, professor, and level. As long as you stay on track, keep focused, and have communication with your professors, you should have no problem with your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring winter gear- the winter wind is cold. Get involved with campus activities and clubs, they definately make your experience better.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a school that feels like a community. The professors and administrators are awesome and extremely helpful. The School of Education is the best for obtaining an education in education.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While I personally have never had any problems you need to be careful walking off campus after dark. There are escorts that you can call to walk you to your car or next class as well as police patrolling. However it is very important that you be aware and conscious of your surroundings as there are some sketchy neighborhoods nearby.

    What to do for fun

    They have many activities that are posted around the campus and are offered free through the college. Also Delaware park is directly across from it and is a great place to go and walk, bike, boat etc. There are 2 art galleries within walking distance and Elmwood is a great place to go for dining and entertainment, also walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is decent. They carry a lot of choices for the health conscious. It is slightly overpriced but most college campuses are.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure as I have never lived in the dorms, but some of them seem to be in need of updating.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say Buffalo State is slightly less rigorous that University at Buffalo but as the degrees that are obtained can take you to the same place it may be a good choice for those concerned with academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check rate my professor before taking classes. One bad professor can turn you off to a subject that you may otherwise really enjoy. Be sure to meet with the advisers AND double check your schedules as mistakes have been made in the past.

    In three sentences

    Smaller class sizes and an open office hours policy make Buffalo State a great college for those who may need some one on one with professors. Campus is under renovations and there are many new building being built to help students further their education. It is also one of the least expensive of colleges in the SUNY system making it a great choice for those concerned with finance.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Delaware Park is around the corner and is a beautiful serene place to get away.

    Food and Dining

    I have not tried the food yet.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need any help with the admissions process I highly recommend Maria!

    In three sentences

    So far I have only been accepted but my experience has been great! Everyone has been very helpful in the admissions process and extremely polite. I am very excited to start next week!!

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They so Have escort vans that drive around campus from 2 pm to 4 am for the party people. You Can also call to be driven around campus.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with friends at the mall but the mall is 1 hour away by bus so good luck!

    Tips for prospective students

    I think incoming students should not dorm at Neumann. there are spiders every where. Porter Hall get to many fire drills!!

    In three sentences

    This school is very helpful with tutoring and have a wide variety of clubs and groups. When it comes to financial aid they can be a bit slow. I recommend having more campus activities. There is now WiFi in Freshmen dorms. And the Food can be better.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Buffalo is an incredible city for theater, restaurants, and nightlife. Albright-Knox Art Gallery is right across the street. Elmwood Village is just a few blocks south of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    not living in dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Stay ahead. Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Just academically challenging enough to make me feel I'm EARNING my degree. More importantly, I'm learning . I feel strongly, when I finish my master's here, I'll be on my way to a successful new career.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school host a lot of diferent programs and activities every week.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing beats an actual home cooked meal and the food here tries to come close.

    Dorm Life

    You meet people you actually connect with and learn to care about. These people eventually become family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your work done.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is a great school with hundreds of options of majors to chose from. Being at Buffalo State has allowed mes to meet people from places I never new existed. This was my choice in choosing a college.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police officers provide safety to all of the students. After a certain hour, there is an escort van that students take from one side of campus to the other. This is very convenient during late nights, because it provides safety.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities on campus. They have many programs where they show you many interesting facts about themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs that may takes ones interests. for example there is a club for Caribbean students, African american students, international student, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a lake not to far from campus where I go to collect thought or to simply get away from noise. It is very calming and it is surrounded by lovely trees that bring a nice shade in the spring and summer.

    What to do for fun

    I am on a dance team and I model in different shows for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best I've had but the school tries. I like the food on the residential dining side better then the food sold on the retail side because the residential side has more for one to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool. My suite mates are very easy to get along with and they listen to all questions, concerns or advice one may have to give. Although it is hard to live with a bunch of females, living with easily adapted females makes it much easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here is also a wide variety. There are many different interesting classes one student may take.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this school a 6 on a 1-10 scale with 1 being the worse and 10 being the best. This school has a wide variety of great professors who are willing to help all of the students. The different courses are structured to help to students grow a wide variety of learning.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    blue light phones on campus plus an escort van and campus police.

    What to do for fun

    sports, frats, sororities, and tons of on campus activities, plus Bengal paws from 12-1 on Tuesday and Thursdays means there's always time to get involved with something that interests you!

    Food and Dining

    Salsatiras, sushi, pizza, burgers, subway, tim hortons, starbucks, and spot coffee all on campus. PLUS an all you can eat buffet style dinning area.

    Dorm Life

    STAC apartment complex! brand new suite style living with 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a kitchen and living room. Super safe and clean!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your program and the classes you choose

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get an advisement before choosing your classes, you're allowed to make your schedule without on but your adviser keeps you on track!

    In three sentences

    helpful staff, up to date facilities, and a ton of on campus activities! very easy to get involved and make friends.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University Police always on patrol

    Greek Life

    The usual Greek step performances and enjoyable. They don't seem as friendly as you would expect.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many cultural clubs that go away for weekends and host weekly information consist of games and discussions

    Bang for the buck

    Mandatory tip to budget your money

    What to do for fun

    Many organizations to suit your need, interested in watching comedy, free Friday night live theater. Lots of restaurants walking distance off campus, movie theater mins away. There is always some activity going on on-campus

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining randoms because lunch will be great then dinner is just plain tofu or junk in the resident dinning. Retail food such as Subway or Roots( Caribbean food store) and Train-Grill are the main attractions

    Dorm Life

    There are two expensive yet lavish and hard to enter dorms Stac , Moore both have wifi and own kitchen.. 4 towers which are old and one currently being renovated

    Academic Rigor

    The Courses and majors offered are not much if looking for computer engineering. The school lures students into taking remedial course and call it intellectual foundations BSC 101.. it is a waste of time and makes you spend extra semester at school because you wind up behind on your major/required courses..

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to cook your own meals. Retail dining food is expensive so choose lowest meal plan or carefully budget dinning dollars.

    In three sentences

    Small campus with friendly people. Campus dorms are behind on technology no WiFi , so long Ethernet cords are needed. The resident dinning has much room for improvement with foods.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Buffalo State has a variety of Frats and Sororities students can become members of. They also give students an opportunity to create and start there own Greek life and organizations.

    What to do for fun

    Buffalo State provides a lot of clubs and activities to join. If you don't like clubs and activities, then you can also attend parties and fun events thrown by the school. There are also a lot of students who throw their own parties on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Buffalo State has a dining hall and a retail area where students can buy whatever they like. The dining hall is buffet style, but don't really switch the food. Usually its a lot of the same foods, so I spend a lot of time on the retail side. Meal cards also come in handy!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best experiences you'll ever have. The dorms give you a chance to see what it's like to be on your own. Buffalo State provides a variety of housing, so students have options on where they would like to live. The rooms are spacious and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't that difficult as long as you apply yourself, and take your courses seriously. The moment you slack off, the more you fall behind. If you study, pay attention and take notes daily then things should be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If You attend Buffalo State College, I strongly suggest you stay on top of all of your work. Its also important that you study hard and take notes in a way you know you'll be able to understand. Its easy to fall behind in anything you do, but if you stay organized and focused, then you should be successful.

    In three sentences

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect after transferring to buffalo state. After my first semester completed semester I began to see what life was really like as a college student. I really like living on campus, I enjoy all my courses, and I haven't met a professor yet that I didn't like. I'm glad I chose to attend Buffalo State College, I can't picture myself anywhere else.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there has been a robbery in 1 campus building and 1 student has been shot off campus

    Greek Life

    they're all types of Greek clubs you can join so pick 1 and have fun doing it

    Clubs and Activities

    there are sports clubs for most every sport so you can join anyone and have fun doing it

    Great for these types of students

    students that need help professors are always there to help you

    What to do for fun

    some fun things to do is go to the sporting events also you can go the events they have on campus so it's not too bad always something to do

    Food and Dining

    The dining food does not taste good but it's okay

    Dorm Life

    Events to go to inside the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the professors try to help you out the best I can

    Tips for prospective students

    dorm life is fine but don't forget to study and do your homework

    In three sentences

    a lot of sports you can go to. there's also a lot of things on campus to go to. but you cannot forget to do your homework and study

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    50 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I have not attended yet to know what the food and dining are like.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know anything about the dorm life, I am living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I will be starting in the fall of 2013 at Buffalo State, and currently don't really have much to say about the academic rigor. I do have to say though there are a lot of what they call foundation courses they make you take that I find useless to the actual degree I am going for.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UPD does their job. If a student feels like they are not doing their job, they speak up on where they feel improvement is needed. They love critique and never ignore it, they improve themselves.

    Greek Life

    Ive experienced it for a week for a sorority that I feel was not for me. I would love to do it again but this time for the RIGHT sorority. Greek Life is what you make it at Buffalo State College, I love it, I am sure you would too.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a club for EVERYTHING, thing you would not even expect them to have a club for. Activities are limitless

    What to do for fun

    On Buffalo State Campus there is always something fun to do. Whether it is going to the multiple events that are held, shows, dances, sporting the athletes, they are all fun. In addition, they have fun places to go that are close by on Elmwood, and Delaware Park is always fun to just sit and relax, clear your mind.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is what you make it. Retail is always good because it has subway, pizza shot, a coffee shot, etc. The residential dining is not always the best but there are so many options that you will always find something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is amazing. I just completed my freshman year living on campus and I feel in love. Everyone, EVERYONE is friendly and they will make you feel like your at home especially if you are home sick. Dorm life is worth the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is really on yourself. Of course there are plenty of people to help you do good and be successful but you have to learn to discipline yourself. Never leave thing for last minute, get it done early so you can have all the free time you need. If you need it, Buffalo State has workshops to help explain to you what you need to do to be a great academic student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip for prospective student is to understand that college is all about responsibilities, especially because you're the only one that controls you future. Another tip is to work on time management, because believe it or not it is VERY important. Most importantly, have fun; try not to get stressed out or feel overwhelmed; always think positive and get out there and make great friends because they are the ones that will make your college experience worth while.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College has an extremely large diverse population. Buffalo State has multiple ways of helping you in and out of the classrooms, whether it is tutoring, help finding jobs, or even keeping you entertained. There is big variety of majors to choose from and the professors really know their stuff. It is a good school all around.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NEVER WALK ALONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    USG holds great events at the end of the semester.

    Bang for the buck

    what?

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties but do not get carried away. There are a lot of clubs, they meet mostly on tuesdays I think. They serve good food!

    Food and Dining

    YUCK! That's all I have to say!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the freshman dorm but towers are great! Awesome RAs!

    Academic Rigor

    It's really not that hard if you are focussed and ask for help if you face difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have close contact with the professors. Ask them for research opportunity, specially if you are a pre-med student.

    In three sentences

    The professors are really awesome! They help you and will answer your questions, even in lecture classes. The TA's are great but not as helpful as much as the professors.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police on Campus made me feel safe being away from home. It is important to feel secure in your campus, and the University Police do just that. They have a personal number that you can call to get a quick response if you need aid, and there are blue lights on campus to assist you if you need immediate help while walking on campus.

    What to do for fun

    I'm still discovering this aspect of Buffalo State myself. A professor sent us to an off campus theatre for an assignment, and I've been hooked ever since. I used that opportunity to get to know the city of Buffalo. I love exploring, and Buffalo is an interesting city to get to know. next year, I want to be more involved in campus life and volunteering opportunities. There are many occasions to do so; you just have to take the first step and do it.

    Food and Dining

    The retail side of dining is my favorite place to eat at. There are so many options to choose from! I love the salads and pasta stations, so I tend to eat there often. My favorite is the Caribbean restaurant. The dining area has good food sometimes too, and their staff is very friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life was an interesting experience because I've always had my own space. If you talk to your roommate and communicate on things that you like and don't like, your stay can be a lot better. My roommate and I got along great and we are going to dorm again for this coming school year too. Don't be afraid to express how you feel; you need to be comfortable if your going to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is always room to push for better grades and results in any classroom. I discovered how beneficial studying can be in college. Professors are close by to offer assistance, and tutors are on hand to help you get the grade that you aim to achieve. Take advantage of your resources, and challenge yourself to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I missed out on half of the fun I could have had during my senior year because I was too afraid to put myself out there. There are many clubs and events that give you the perfect chance to make friends and enjoy your stay at Buffalo State.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College provides an opportunity to take advantage of the world around you. It has the potential to make your college experience eventful and rewarding. There are great professors here that love the subjects they teach and are willing to help their students.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    54 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    its 3300 for tuition here which isn't horrible.

    What to do for fun

    Its on Elwood so there are interesting times that can await you

    Food and Dining

    Its not bad

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm so I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know what academic rigor is

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here if you don't want to go to ECC or want to be a teacher.

    In three sentences

    It's not ECC (Erie Community College) so it's automatically a good school to go to get general education requirements out of the way, which is what I did basically. For a degree one should go here for education or Art or something. It's not the greatest college for sure, where it is overshadowed by UB (University at Buffalo) which has far more opportunities and influence.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 75

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This College provide students with a fully furnished dorm and everyone is respectful and kind. I have not visit yet but what i hear from students the college is great and lives up to what you see on the brochures.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Buffalo State College is located in the Elmwood Street district, therefore there is always something interesting going on.

    Food and Dining

    The student union is beautiful and they offer a variety of healthy foods.

    Dorm Life

    I am a mom and wife so i wouldn't know much about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be academically challenged and held accountable for you personal work ethic.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Buffalo State College, be prepared to work. Time management skills and good study habits are crucial to succeeding.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State College is awesome! I am majoring in Social Work and the professors really care about your success. They are knowledgeable and provide the structure needed for you to excel.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    very alive, too many to name

    What to do for fun

    Gameroom is ok

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in Orgs. Make friends

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is very diverse. You wont ever feel out of place in that school. The campus life is very life at times but once it's 7 at night everything dies down because the commuter students are gone.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    58 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many school clubs (ex. rugby team, fashion club,etc) and school activates. (ex. game room, carnival every semester, free movie nights)

    In three sentences

    i am happy to be in buffalo state because it is very diverse and the people on campus are very friendly. The professors will help you achieve what you would to achieve if you put some effort. Also the financial aid office is very helpful and kind.

  • 07/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    59 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hidden tunnels that are locked off.

    Bang for the buck

    Avoid the bookstore at all costs (pun intended).

    What to do for fun

    Friday Night Live - On-campus improv. comedy group run by students Albright Knox - Art Museum Burchfield - Art Museum Elmwood Strip

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't horrible, but it could be better. The staff really try hard to make the experience great.

    Dorm Life

    If you wish to live on campus, you will most likely get a spot. There are two halls that are apartment styles, both of which are usually reserved for upperclassmen. There are three first-year halls where most freshman are placed. There is a hall, North Wing (suite-style), in which floors are dedicated to Native Americans, Diversity, Music Majors, Theatre Majors, and All-College Honor Students. There is one upperclassmen corridor-style hall, Cassety, where members of the executive board of the Residence Hall Association reside. Finally, there are 4 more upperclassmen building, Tower I - Tower IV (suite-style), that are currently being renovated, one by one. Tower 4 has just finished and will be reopened this fall (2013).

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on your major, who your professors are, and how well you can handle the intake of information.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Go to class - Take about 15 credits a semester to graduate in 4 years - Meet with your adviser regularly - Get involved - Do research - Have fun

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State has great diversity. The courses and professors are fun, if you know where to look. Try hard and it will be worth it.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are on campus and off campus parties weekly, dance competitions, modelling shows, a gym, a game room on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is subway, italian, caribbean, mexican and a burger place where you use dining dollars and an unlimited buffet with a meal plan. Very good food with a big variety daily.

    Dorm Life

    Big rooms unless you get paired with three person room. Warm showers, stays clean most times and cleaned daily. There are tv's and microwaves for students to use and residential assistants to help you with anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are encouraging, helpful and classes are very easy once you do your work. There is extra tutoring if need for free provided on campus. Every teacher and on campus staff is very helpful and accommodating for anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a medium size school about 12 mins from one end to the other. Its has its own university police department with 20 plus officers providing a safe environment, a variety of food served daily.

    In three sentences

    This a great medium size school with lots of activities fr students. It has over 160 undergraduate programs with a decent on campus-instate yearly cost of 20,000 and commuter cost of 7-8000. Buffalo State College is a great school with major class less than 20 and general education classes of 30-60 students.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is ok.

    Greek Life

    All types of greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of clubs on campus.Just go to the interest meetings and find out what you may want to be apart of.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition isnt as much as most schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are many program to attend on campus and there are concerts put on by student activity fee.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok.

    Dorm Life

    If you want the whole college experience you should go to this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    No major tips but to just go visit and find out about the school.

    In three sentences

    I feel as if buffalo state is a good school to attend.The students here are very Diverse and there is a wide selection of majors.They also have many opportunity programs but you just have to look for them.You wont know if you don't ask.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 75

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    downtown is fun plus the campous always has stuff going on alot of things to do summer or winter in the winter u can sled ice skate and theres indoor lasertag and go carts

    Food and Dining

    like i said dont eat in CAFETERIA eat in the retail or off campus

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is intersting the dorms arent the nicest but the people are pretty cool if you dorm aim for stack or porter

    Academic Rigor

    depends on what program / major your in but generally if you just do your work you will do fine here

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont eat in the union unless its the retail side( cafeteria food not too good) Come in early if u want to get a parking spot. live on campus you will meet some awesome people in the dorms or stack if you live off campus get the free bus pass they give you it will save u gas money trust me

    In three sentences

    Buffalo state college is good for certain undergrad programs but not for everyone. The majors its good for are teachers, theater, social work & law.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    63 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    This school has two different options for food. There is retail which is filled with places like Subway, The Train Grill, Tomato, and etc where you can grab food quick if you are on the run. There is also the dinning hall which is a buffet filled with different food options in which you are served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is filled with fun and excitement. Buffalo State has a cleaning staff which comes in the mornings, so the dorms are relatively clean. I love living in the dorms with my fellow friends and peers.

    Academic Rigor

    Buffalo State College has many great teachers. These teachers offer their extra time whenever needed if you are having a rough time. They also have a great curriculum which is not so hard to follow.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a great campus filled with a lot of diversity. It also has many different activities, clubs, and sororities/fraternities offered there. Buffalo State College is a great school filled with a lot of opportunities.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    active police force and campus provides a 411 email and texts

    Greek Life

    not in a sorority but I see several on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not currently involved but plan to be next semenster

    Great for these types of students

    Any student should feel at home here. Buffalo is a great city

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent college feeling for a decent price. Anything you could want or need is near by

    What to do for fun

    Elmwood Ave Allen Town Science,art and history museum near by excellent night lfie

    Food and Dining

    Wide variety of food and several coffee shops

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm

    Academic Rigor

    I am an earth science major and have no problem so far handling work load

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus first Explore Elmwood&Allen town

    In three sentences

    Diverse student body Location on a lively Buffalo Street Great science department

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Teaching

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of different organizations and clubs to join to help keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for teaching and to study aboard.

    In three sentences

    Close to night life in an urban area. Small Campus with much to do. Lots of opportunities.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Buffalo State is for any student, whether the student interested in sports, Greek life, making lifetime friends, or embracing the knowledge and experiences taught in the classrooms.

    Bang for the buck

    A public school with the focus and attention of a private school. Small classes, with professors available to assist students if needed.

    What to do for fun

    Buffalo State Student Government (USG) sponsors a variety of clubs and activities from educational clubs such as Psychology club or Geology club and student life clubs such as the Ultimate Frisbee team, dance teams, and Buff State Pride Alliance. Buffalo State is also located just a few blocks from Buffalo's unique and eclectic Elmwood Village full of shopping,

    Food and Dining

    There's a unique variety of cuisine. The resident dining hall (costs about $9 for non-dining plan) offers a buffet style dining experience. There is also an additionally dining hall that offers everything from burgers, fried chicken, pizza, sushi, or Mexican cuisine. If you are searching for something to satisfy your taste buds off campus, there are a variety of restaurants and pubs just a few blocks from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Each program is academically challenging, with classes ranging from very easy grades to very challenging but rewarding. Professors are always available and willing to work with students. There are also resources to assist students such as the tutoring center or writing center.

    In three sentences

    Liberal arts school in historic Buffalo's Elmwood Village. With a small-school feel it is easy to make lifetime friends. Buffalo State provides students with the experience to achieve their goals and succeed with faculty and staff there to help them along the way.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University Police is always there whenever you need them to be. They are on constant patrol and it is not uncommon to see a couple of campus police officers walking through the dorms just to keep the presence known. There are also buttons throughout campus that you can push and they will come if you feel unsafe at anytime

    Greek Life

    Greek Life, is a big part of Buffalo State's student life. They are always having programs for people who like to pledge a sorority of fraternity. There are fraternity and sorority houses but don't expect to see the Greek letters plastered on the front of the house like they do in the movies.Greek Life majority is African American and Latino, they hold most of the programs and are really involved with other aspects of the school. They are all very approachable as well

    What to do for fun

    A side from going to parties, Buff state has movie night on Fridays, and have programs for different clubs that everyone goes to. There a lot of fun and don't cost a thing to you because you already paid for it. Also elmwood avenue is amazing in the summer time, everyone is out and walking around and it's absoultly beautiful on a summer day. Also delaware park is a great place to go during the spring and summer as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great. When you first get there the food is good but the variety is pretty much lacking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is one of the best ways for every student to not only have a taste of freedom but is also a great way to make friends that you will have throughout your years at college and beyond. But one of the best things about it would be that you learn a lot about yourself, in my experience I learned more about myself in one semester dorming than I did in my entire life. But its not all perfect, all freshman dorms have a community bathroom and showers that are shared by everyone who lives on the same floor as you but it is separated by gender. Its something you will have to get used to. The dorms them selves are average, nothing spectacular but it isn't as bad as people make it seem. The dorms do get better over the years however when you move to different buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes you will be taking will not be easy. You need to be able to think critically, and be able to assert your opinion in a different more mature way then what you have done in High school. The teachers do not want high school level papers, nine times out of ten they want to actually here your opinions on things, even if it disagrees with what they are teaching. Applying your self to the absolute best of your ability pays off. The library should be your best friend, the long hours you put there will be shown in the grades you receive. P.s: Do not take more then two classes that are in your major at the same time, it can become very stressful and will make you do poorly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new experiences. College, and especially Buffalo State College, is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. Meeting people and taking classes that not only challenge your thinking, but that also let you see a new perspective on issues academically and socially is all a part of the experience.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State not only gives great diversity in student life but also has a great atmosphere for learning. The area it is in can have disadvantages, but there are also some assets. The teachers are all very approachable and no what they are talking about.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am only interested in the Divine Nine organizations , and I have to say Buffalo has a active Divine Nine on campus meaning, we have people of EVERY org (AKAs, Deltas, SGRhos, Zetas, Alphas, Kappas, Q's, Sigmas, & Iotas) and it is very interesting to watch. Some are interested in joining, others aren't - its something that you don't really talk about because it is suppose to be very secretive. You don't have to join to enjoy watching probates, parties, or events - but if you do join YOU ARE A LUCKY ONE. Buffalo does have other organizations that are respected but I think that the Black Greeks are a lot more fun especially when you are at events,and they get a shoutout.

    What to do for fun

    Buffalo is a decent city when it comes to it being a college town. Mostly revolves around sports and wings, so not the biggest, but not the worst, either. Also, Buffalo is a party school - so their is always a party, even in the winter so make sure you ALWAYS have cab money. During the day, and week Buffalo State organizations (AASO, CSO, FSA, Ink Club & etc) always have events open for students to attend so they are usually fun.

    Food and Dining

    I live in the biggest freshman dorm (Porter Hall) & that has nine floors, two all girl floors (I live on one of them!), and I have to say I enjoy living in this building. There are two other first year dorms Perry and Neuman, a lot of their residents are usually in Porter just because it has a lot more people. Porter is LOUD, majority of the time because it is so packed, but it is fun. If you are someone who prefers a quiet atmosphere I would suggest Perry, someone who likes noise, but also quiet times you would most likely enjoy Neuman. Not to say that this wouldn't change because it can depending on the freshman class. But this is just my interpretation, and what each building has been known for.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the biggest freshman dorm (Porter Hall) & that has nine floors, two all girl floors (I live on one of them!), and I have to say I enjoy living in this building. There are two other first year dorms Perry and Neuman, a lot of their residents are usually in Porter just because it has a lot more people. Porter is LOUD, majority of the time because it is so packed, but it is fun. If you are someone who prefers a quiet atmosphere I would suggest Perry, someone who likes noise, but also quiet times you would most likely enjoy Neuman. Not to say that this wouldn't change because it can depending on the freshman class. But this is just my interpretation, and what each building has been known for. Do keep in mind, this is college - so don't come expecting this huge room with a huge closet because you will be upset.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an Education major and I have to say Buffalo State has a great Education program but you WILL HAVE YOUR WORK CUT OUT FOR YOU. Workload was pretty fair, sometimes could get overwhelming but I took five classes, for the fall and will again in the Spring. Some people can only handle a work load of four classes so that is something you might want to think about but the more you take the faster it will go but it all depends on what you can deal with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, make sure you have a way to pay for school, so use everything you can and hope for the best. Also, look at other reviews - it helps!

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a very fun- filled campus, there are ALWAYS events and things going on. Buffalo State has an incredible Education major, I love it.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple concerts and art events to attend. There is always something fun to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is a bit expensive, but not bad.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    I am challenged emotionally, educationally, and creatively.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is tricky, be patient.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State is a diverse campus. Buffalo State has an excellent theater department. Buffalo State provides great opportunity for my future.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Plenty of them

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to have fun, socialize, and get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and groups to join, too many to name. School host many events like fashion shows, pageants, cultural shows, Apollo Night, Mr.Smooth Contest, Poetry Slams, Tea Parties, and parties hosted by which ever club. Students can ice skate in the arena, play many sports in the gym or exercise. Many events happen off- campus as well or at University at Buffalo. Also you can watch the school's sports teams play, go to the lake, or the many museums across the street.

    Food and Dining

    There is good food and there is bad food. There are cooks that you would prefer over others. There are a variety of food that is served including Chinese, Mexican, and the usual one eats at home. There are retail stores Subway, Train Grill, which serves sandwiches like Bronx burger or Brooklyn cheese burger, Salsarita, Jamba Juice, Tomato, and this Jamaican retail store.

    Dorm Life

    I have only lived in a freshman dorm so far but there is two three floor dorms and another dorm that has like ten floors. Dorms are warm and a nice size. There are singles, doubles, and triples, but all rooms are the same size despite the number of roomates. Dorms have lounge, kitchen, free laundry room, computer lab, and study quad. Bathrooms get cleaned by workers everyday. I have heard some complaints of lack of warm water. So far I have not heard of any theft, however theft is a problem in most dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are challenging classes and there are easy classes, but that applies to all colleges. Many students strive for excellence. There are a variety of academic programs available for students to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Bring clothes for all seasons because the weather is bipolar here. -It is good to have a car because although the school is not in a rural area, desired places are not too close like how they would be in the city. -Save a lot of money. Traveling from here to the city is not cheap. The school likes to make there own books so you may not find your required books on Amazon or what ever other book selling websites, and the school sells their books at a high price. Most of the parties or events on and off campus are not free.

    In three sentences

    This is a very culturally diverse school. It is an affordable institution. A medium sized school that thrives it's students to success.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety cops are always strolling around in their cars and walking around campus to ensure safety. The cops look out for the interest of the student. The cops are always ready to spring into action whenever duty calls.

    Greek Life

    Not a part of Greek life and not familiar with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many things to do on campus. You can get a job with Work Study or sign up for one with the Orca program. You can join events during Bengal Pause which is a recruiting event when there are no classes in the Union. Also, there are sports teams and a gym to go to for the athletic types.

    Great for these types of students

    Buffalo state is great for the adventurous type of students as I stated previously. Buffalo has a lot of space for student's to explore. Buffalo State is also the place for students who are welcoming of things that are different.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on the campus that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    You don't get the biggest bang for your buck, but you do get a good knock. My financial aid package was very helpful in my goal of achieving of educational prosperity. However, for what it's worth you should be getting a little bit more at Buffalo State for it's price. I won't take the school for granted though, it is visually stunning and educationally challenging.

    What to do for fun

    During the colder season there isn't much to do unless you have a car. The snow limits mobility greatly and is a bit of a nuisance. However, when using a car you can go to places like the bowling alley, the Walden Galleria Mall, or out to eat at a nearby Applebee's.

    Food and Dining

    The food is mediocre at best. There are some days where the food is just plain awful, as if there was no effort put into the product they're giving us. However, in rare cases the food isn't bad (usually breakfast). I can recall the french toast sticks, omelettes, and tater tots not being so bad. In contrast, foods like bacon are terribly prepared, and the scrambled eggs at the station separate from the omelettes are clump-like and runny. They try to add some zest into our lives by having special days where they give a new kind of treat, but the inconsistency over powers the rare occasions. I'm at a point where I kind of give up on expecting any good food there. Luckily, there is a separate dining location right across from the dining hall which is known as retail dining. At retail dining there is Subway, Train Grill, Roots, Bluw, Chopp'd, and Salsaritas, Each of the establishments serves different food at least from a cultural sense. If there was no retail hall, I would probably be suffering from the likes of the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't too bad. The dorms are community style, so it isn't much different if you come from an area where apartments are prevalent. I like the way the dorms are to be honest, so there isn't anything negative I can say about it. Living in the dorm gives you freedom, that you don't have at home and you feel a sense of independence. The only reason why I didn't rate dorm life with 5 stars is because in my dorm with my floor in particular, we are missing some of the amenities that other floors have such as: water fountain, kitchen, study room. However, the experience is still great even without those things.

    Academic Rigor

    The schoolwork is challenging and requires that you delve deep into your provided sources in order to complete assignments. The workload can get intense at times, but is all manageable with proper precaution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. Socialize with people who you think are a good fit for you. Live a healthy lifestyle. Keep your curiosity to learn. Be open-minded.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo state is an interesting place because it differs so differently from my hometown of Manhattan. Buffalo State is a place that can't easily be defined, but I will say that it is indeed culturally diverse and accepting of things that other places would find intolerant. I think Buffalo State is a great place for the adventurous person who is willing to learn new things.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Chase Hall is where you can find the campus police if you have an issue or greivance and there's various blue painted post around the campus that the students can press to alert authorities in undesirable situations.

    Greek Life

    There's fraternities and sororities that hold different events and do many fun things on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's various clubs that cater to students from different ethnic backgrounds and different interests involving religion,culture,sports,science,language etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in art have a wide range of courses they can take. There's also an art building in which there are frequent art exhibits held by student artist that express their creativity and artistic style.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a time span from 12:15-1:30 called Bengal Pause which is a time on campus where most students don't have classes and they can use this time in various ways whether they want to discuss their work with their professors, go to the student fitness center to workout, or just socialize. During times of the year when the weather is nice there's music blasting from speakers in the courtyard that student can listen or even dance to which is very refreshing.

    Bang for the buck

    Buff State is a great choice for students who want to get their college education and the classes and professors are intuned with how college kids think and interact with the world because they all were college students themselves at one time.

    What to do for fun

    There are various events that the campus organizes for student recreations. I recommend that students pay attention to the various poster boards around the campus because that's where advertisng for upcoming events can usually be found there. There's also various clubs that students can join and countless recreational areas where students can either sit and hang out, or study quietly and focus.

    Food and Dining

    There are various food courts that a student can go to for meals, snacks, coffee etc. The Buff State campus definitely has a wide variety of food that students can choose from. There's a Subway where you can get a customized sandwich of your liking, there's a stand that specializes in Caribbean cuisine that's very pleasing to the palate, and there's various other stands as well as vending machines around campus that a student can choose from if they fell like snacking.

    Dorm Life

    I don't reside on campus but the resident building are beautifully constructed. Students should register for dorms as quick as possible in order to get into the residence hall that they desire because it's a first come first serve basis.

    Academic Rigor

    Keeping up on your academic studies is paramount to educational success. It makes things easier when a student knows how to alocate their time in a manner to which they have time to get their work done for school and have free time. Students should always check their school emails so they are aware of their academic standing and also because many professors use the internet as a tool to assign work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that prospective students find out who their academic advisor is and to keep in contact with them. Prospective students should definitely make sure that they register for classes as early as possible because finding and registering for courses is very tedious at times and becomes more difficult the longer they wait. Prospective students need to always make sure that they know the office hours of each of their professors so they can meet with them with any problems or difficulties they have concerning their studies.

    In three sentences

    Buff State is an amazing college and the campus is beautiful. The buildings interiors are decked in posters and exhibits and maps and all types of visual information. The teachers there are willing to dedicate their time to help students and lead them on the right track to where they want to be concerning their educational and career goals.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on this campus, regardless of the fact that our campus is an open campus and basically anyone can walk on. UPD does a good job of getting somewhere quick and trying to keep all the students safe.

    Greek Life

    We have it and they do a lot on campus. They're cool kids. But, it's not the same as down south greek life or what you say on T.V.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to everyone's taste. And even if there isn't a club to a student's taste, they just have to gather about ten students and an advisor and they can create their club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want their professors to know their names. Students who want to be able to wake up 5 minutes before class and make it on time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about unusual but, we do have Bengal Pause which is an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays when there is no class and the Student Union is jam packed with tables and information about different opportunities and clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth so much more than what you're paying. You have to take advantage of the opportunities though.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations! There is always something going on on-campus. Also, take a trip to downtown Buffalo with your student bus pass and go see a play or hang out with friends. There is a lot to do in the city of Buffalo.

    Food and Dining

    It's repetitive and you'll get tired of it. However, the retail aspect has some pretty addictive options, especially if you favor Buffalo Hot Wings.

    Dorm Life

    It's somewhere to live. Nothing to complain about. You can decorate it to your taste and make it as cozy as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your high school background, the classes here can be extremely difficult, really easy, or in-between. However, it is possible to get an A in every class if you put in the work necessary and look on rate my professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely visit and also talk to current students here, they will keep it real with you and tell you what you really want to, possibly answer questions that the student ambassadors and administration cannot.

    In three sentences

    Buffalo State has so many opportunities and activities that can contribute to one's future success. This is where you should go if you want the college experience without the HUGE university feel. This is an amazing school for a reasonable price.

  • 10/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's nice since the school is in the middle of the city, there is a lot to do even in walking distance!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would go over everything you need or graduation every semester so you never fall behind (don't always rely on your adviser)!

    In three sentences

    It's a good school to transition to from high school and there are some great teachers on campus that are very knowledgeable.

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 75

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University Police is definitely doing their job,

    Clubs and Activities

    Ink Club Fashion Student Organization Caribbean Student Organization Fashion Canvas Black Active Minds

    Great for these types of students

    This is a very artistic school.

    Bang for the buck

    You can never go wrong with SUNY. And remember college is about networking, so never burn bridges!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus, whether it is a G.I meeting, or Ink Club open mic or a party in the Student Union. People need to remember we are funding these organizations so we should definitely make use and go to them. there is ALWAYS something happening.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining definitely has its perks. Always check what they serve in residential, it will definitely help. Do Not overdue the eating, the weight is not cute.

    Dorm Life

    People who live in Porter will say the same thing. These fire drills are ridiculous. Dorm life is what you make it, so definitely make the best of it.

    Academic Rigor

    It is fair, you will not only learn from the professors but from your peers as well. Remember these professors are here to guide you to a great education, USE them for that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep an open mind because college is where you come to learn and grow with so many different individuals around you. Never ever let someone or something come in the way of your education, even if it is partying or just having fun, remember the primary reason you are here in the first place. It is all worth it at the end. Also be prepared there is something's that you will definitely not like.

    In three sentences

    It is a fairly good school. The teachers are caring enough for you to pass the class. There is always something happening on campus, which is great.