Buffalo, NY Colleges

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Buffalo (pron.: /?b?f?lo?/) is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York (Buffalo-Depew) and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Today, the region's largest economic sectors are health care and education, and these continue to grow despite the lagging national and worldwide economies. This growth has been maintained, in part, by major expansions of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. The retail sector of Buffalo's economy has remained strong throughout the economic recession due to additional revenue from Canadian shoppers who wish to take advantage of lower prices and taxes on the American side of the border. A recent study found Buffalo's August 2011 unemployment rate to be 7.3% In 2010, Forbes rated Buffalo the 10th best place to raise a family in America.

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Schools in and around Buffalo, NY

Name
University at Buffalo
Four or more years; Public; $14,720 average out-state tuition; $5,270 average in-state tuition
SUNY College at Buffalo
Four or more years; Public; $14,230 average out-state tuition; $5,270 average in-state tuition
Canisius College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,600 average out-state tuition; $29,600 average in-state tuition
Erie Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,200 average out-state tuition; $3,600 average in-state tuition
D'Youville College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,450 average out-state tuition; $21,450 average in-state tuition
Medaille College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,598 average out-state tuition; $21,598 average in-state tuition
Trocaire College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,580 average out-state tuition; $13,580 average in-state tuition

Buffalo, NY Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Grace LeGendre Fellowship for Graduate Study $2,000 February 28, 2017
Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Christiansen-Roller-White Founders' Scholarship Up to $5,000 February 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017