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Buffalo Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Buffalo Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Buffalo, New York

There are at least 9 colleges in Buffalo, listed and described below. These schools represent 64,677 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 56,931 full-time students, and a reported 11,679 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University at Buffalo, Erie Community College, SUNY College at Buffalo and Canisius College.

We also provide an extensive list of New York Colleges.

Colleges in Buffalo with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Canisius College
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: elementary school teaching, business management, secondary teaching, psychology, sports and fitness management, marketing, special education, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,984 students, 4,812 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,534 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-600. Math: 500-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

D'Youville College
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, registered nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, business management, special education, occupational therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,018 students, 2,898 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 478 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-530. Math: 450-550. Writing: 430-530.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education courses, business management, business, veterinary assistant, elementary school teaching, reading teaching, organizational behavior, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,929 students, 3,043 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 420 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-510. Math: 400-490.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

National Tractor Trailer School Buffalo
175 Katherine St
Buffalo, NY 14210-2007

  • Programs: truck and bus driver
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 130 students, 76 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

SUNY College at Buffalo
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: interdisciplinary studies, education courses, special ed, business management, criminal justice and safety, agricultural teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 10,993 students, 9,635 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,700 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-530. Math: 460-550. Writing: 430-520.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Trocaire College
360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220-2094

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, radiographer, surgical tech, massage therapy, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical records tech, computer networking
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,061 students, 791 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University at Buffalo
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, communication studies, humanities, law, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 28,054 students, 24,670 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,547 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-610. Math: 540-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Buffalo Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Continental School of Beauty Culture Buffalo
326 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14223

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 134 students, 130 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Erie Community College
121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, business management, humanities, registered nursing, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, dental hygienist, child care management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 13,053 students, 10,553 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Villa Maria College Buffalo
240 Pine Ridge Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: commercial art, physical therapist assistant, visual and performing arts, teacher aide, photo and film tech, liberal arts and sciences, business management, fine arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 455 students, 453 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Amherst Colleges 3 116,510 2,850 619
Hamburg Colleges 1 10,116 1,046 96
Orchard Park Colleges 1 3,294 792  
Tonawanda Colleges 1 16,136 53  

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