Living and Studying In Buffalo

Living in Buffalo

In Buffalo, NY, there are countless things to do throughout the four seasons. From Canalside to Elmwood Village to Delaware Park, there’s something for everyone. And the best part? They’re all accessible from our urban campus. Check out these 10 Buffalo-style adventures

Buffalo: The City of Good Neighbors

The Buffalo metro area—home to nearly 1.5 million residents—is the state’s second-largest, exceeded only by New York City. A diverse blend of vibrant communities, the region is well-known for its neighborly way of life, unpretentious nature and hometown pride.

Buffalo is also home to leaders in the healthcare, technology, nonprofit and corporate professions, providing Canisius students and graduates with numerous opportunities for hands-on training and employment in their chosen field. As just one example, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, located within a mile of the Canisius campus, boasts world-class healthcare organizations, biomedical and clinical research institutes as well as innovative tech companies.

For sports fans, the region has several great teams to follow and cheer. In addition to the Canisius Golden Griffins, Buffalo has the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, Minor League Baseball’s Buffalo Bisons and the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits.

Centrally located in the historic Hamlin Park neighborhood on the city’s east side, Canisius College is proud to be part of the region’s rich and diverse cultural, geographic and economic landscape. 

So come for a visit, stay for your education, and discover why Buffalo, NY, is one of America’s best midsize cities for college—and even the ideal place to launch your career. 


The Buffalo Metro System

Because of our urban location, Canisius students receive CRAM Passes, a card that provides free rides our city's public transportation. Our Buffalo subway system stretches across 6.4 miles of Main Street. Here's your guide to where it can take you.

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Buffalo In The Spotlight

See what major media outlets and opinion leaders have said about Buffalo's resurgence. 

The Times of London 

"Buffalo, New York: America’s Coolest Summer City"

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New York Times 

36 Hours in Buffalo showcases our city's diversity, scenery and cultural growth. 

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The Guardian 

"The second-biggest city in New York state is enjoying a new lease on life, as galleries, restaurants and music venues make the most of its architectural heritage"

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New York Times 

"We haven’t experienced anything like this kind of interest and investment in generations...it’s amazing to see this transition in downtown."

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Katie Couric 

"I loved seeing a new side of this city, but most of all I loved the people in Buffalo, who were as warm as the temperature was cold the day I visited."

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10 Buffalo-style Adventures 

New York’s second-largest city isn’t just a great college town—it’s an incredible place. It’s big in many ways (history, culture, recreation and hometown pride) but accessible in many others. Check out these 10 Buffalo-style adventures for some great examples!