FAST FACTS
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Location:Buffalo
Setting:Urban
Population:1,135,509
Enrollment:10,665
On Campus:25%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/31-12/18
  • Spring 01/25-5/13

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,674

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,471

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
57%White
18%Black
8%Hispanic/Latino
2%Asian
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races
14%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Buffalo State is situated on the Niagara frontier with easy access to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Canada, and Western New York's exciting summer and winter recreation facilities. In addition, frequent flights and rail service in the region have made Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. convenient neighbors. Within walking distance are the world renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Historical Museum, and Delaware Park including the golf course and Buffalo Zoo. Within a few miles are the Buffalo Museum of Science, Kleinhan's Music Hall, the theater district, a multitude of distinct ethnic neighborhoods, and historic architectural masterpieces. The University of Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo), with its vast array of resources and programs, lies within a 30 minute drive of Buffalo State. Professional football, ice hockey, lacrosse, and baseball along with professional and semi-professional theater and live musical groups provide entertainment.

Campus Location - The campus is located in the heart of the arts corridor in the city of Buffalo. Students will enjoy museums, art galleries, entertainment, unique shops, and restaurants.

Programs
Closed Programs
Television and Film Arts

Limitations
Courses designated as majors only may be difficult to obtain. Access to upper-level courses in design, business, education, health and wellness are difficult.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Interior Design
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • Social Work

Unique Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Urban Planning
  • Fashion Technology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Fiber-Fabric, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Business Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, French, Mathematics, Music, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Technical Education

Engineering: Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Writing

Fashion: Fashion Technology

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish

Forestry: Wood Science

General Studies: Arts and Science, Individualized Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Travel Administration

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Conditions
Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Prefer Plan A for students accessing international programs
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $3,674.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 19
  • Plan B: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/28/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $70 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per year.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002842

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,671
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $800
  • Proximity to campus: within 5 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $550.00 declining balance plan.
  • $1800.00 per semester for 7 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are two other options for students: Block 75 for $1775 with $850 declining balance for 75 meals per semester or Flex Plus 50 for $1705 with $1000 declining balance for 50 meals per semester (meal plans are optional for juniors and seniors)



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.