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Buffalo State's honors programs are academically challenging opportunities for gifted and intellectually committed undergraduate students. 

Honors students engage in special seminars and receive individual attention from dedicated, highly qualified faculty members; are rewarded with scholarships and awards; and receive priority registration for classes. 

Muriel A. Howard Honors Scholarship Program

Established in 1984, the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program currently enrolls 200 plus students. 

Two categories of students are eligible for consideration for the program: first-time college students and transfer students.

Entering students must have a high school average of 90 or higher, SAT critical reading and math scores of 1100 or higher and/or an ACT composite score of 24 or higher.

Dean's Honors Program

Created in 2016, the Dean's Honors Program allows admitted first-year students with an 88 high school GPA to pursue their educational goals through specially designed courses and out-of-class experiences.

Dean's Honors Students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average to stay enrolled in the program.


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Honors Programs

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Twin Rise 100D •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3093