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Honestly, I hated this place passionately.Super BrilliantComputer Science
Honestly, I hated this place passionately. They spend a lot of time trying to look good and not actually live up to it (orientation was well planned.)

As with any school teachers will be hit or miss, although I felt lucky with most of my professors compared to what other students had told me about their classes. The administration is the problem, terrible decisions.

Many students accidentally come here thinking they are going to University of Buffalo (UB), including myself. If you are not an art major, UB does everything better than Buffalo State.

The city itself is depressed, and the college reflects it. It's the run-of-the-mill busy work typical of most state colleges. Tons of money is currently being spend to improve the aesthetics, while ignoring the sad state of technology in the classrooms. I would prefer to think that functionality takes precedence over the eye candy that is used to draw even more students into this academic trap.

The diversity of this campus is a failure. It's as cliquey as high school. I'm not sure why it just doesn't work, but most other places I've been seem to flow more naturally when it comes to diversity.

Rather than write a book, the rest is useful information in list form: the food is terrible, over priced, and the staff are rude and slow; items are continually out of stock, or just unstocked; the computer equipment and printers are always broken or in bad shape and not updated; it is hard to find a computer in the study quad during the day because 1/2 of the students are playing on facebook; the dorm network is slow, with barely any assistance; computer services are impossible to contact; construction has most of the courtyard fenced off into narrow pathways and parking lots unavailable... right dead in the middle of the semester; parking is terrible without construction; the parking lot is in a really shady side of the campus... (search the web for the number of sexual assaults that happened in Fall 08); there is not enough dorms for students, and with less than 10 days notice new students will find that they are housed in a hotel 2 - 5 miles off campus, completely disconnected with campus life... for the same price as on campus (often more when you add in the price of other accommodations); when I arrived to my real dorm the 2nd semester I was there it was still under construction so you could hear them hammering away at 10 am, and the bathroom stalls were separated by plywood until doors were installed; campus security selectively IDs, often too busy with their cell phones to actually work; RA's are selective and pick favorites; heat in the dorms is often insufficient, and then left on through May, making it unbearably hot; classes are often canceled without any fair notice by professors who will then penalize you for being late to class; NY Alert system notices are sent too late to be of any value; Spring 2007 a student was stabbed on campus by another over a drug deal; Fall 2009 an attempted drive-by shooting occurred at the far end of the parking lot (search Buffalo News for it).

Bottom line: if you are a motivated student looking to be challenged, don't go here. If you are looking for degree without working for it, and prefer to party above all else, this is more of your type of campus. Bars close at 4 am, drinking is allowed on campus, you'll overlook a lot of the bad stuff if you concern yourself with instant gratification.Without a doubt, this was the most miserable 2 years of my entire life.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2009
Friendliness: B+, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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The English dept isAverageEnglish
The English dept is in rough shape. The professors are pompous know it alls. The students are even worse. Snobs, although I'm not sure why since they are attending a really crappy school and worse than that they are MAJORING IN ENGLISH, not exactly something to brag about.
1st Year Male -- Class 2001
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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Buffalo State College lets say is a specialQuite BrightEducation
Buffalo State College lets say is a special place. Honestly the academics aren't that challenging. Personally I think the professors give you pointless busy work. Unfornately in every college you have bad and good professors but this school definately does not have the best.

Socially the schools is a lot better but that's is not why you should attend any school for that matter. After a while you will notice that you are paying for CRAP. Most parties are located off campus and downtown, which is only 20 mins a way by bus. Most of the organizations here are not that friendly , it's weird...

Honestly I think SOME of the people in this school are close minded and still stuck in that "high school mentality.There is barely any interaction between races and most of the girls are snotty. The guys honestly aren't that bad. Advice: As an African American female , I do appreciate the diversity but still thinks this campus sucks!!! Attend another SUNY school!!! This school is not worth it honestly!!! The school has nothing to offer. The food is bad the dorms look like projects and the academics aren't challenging. What more can I say?

1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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