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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

English Language Institute

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
University at Buffalo, English Language Institute
Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260 1000

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Host Institution: State University Of New York At Buffalo

Host City Size: 50,001 to 200,000

Year Established: 1971

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (716) 645-2077

Fax #: (716) 645-6198

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.buffalo.edu/eli

Application Contact Info: Kathleen L. Curtis, same address as above
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
LI:25001
I:25001
A:25001

Additional Course Info: Chat Room, weekly face to face conversation practice with native speaker of English offered during fall/spring semesters; listening laboratory offered during fall/spring and summer semesters for pronunciation and listening comprehension practice.

 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
15January
6June
15August

Terms Additional Info: Spring semester begins at the end of January and ends in mid May; Summer semester begins in late June and ends in early August; Fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid December

Program Size: 45

Program Size, Summer: 45

Average Class Size: 15

Minimum Class Size: 8

Maximum Class Size: 17

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa1.00
Americas3.00
Asia40.00
Europe4.00
Middle East/North Africa45.00
Other7.00

Full-time Instructors: 1

Part-time Instructors: 5

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 15

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 1

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 6

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: no

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: MELAB, TOEFL

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: minimum age of 17 by the start of the IEP; high school graduation;

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: issued for the semester and only for language training

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

Courses that can be Replaced: None

Conditions: N/A

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: no

Maximum Credits Avail.: 0

Degree Levels: None

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: minimum high school or university GPA; minimum TOEFL of 79 or 550

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS is also accepted for undergraduate admission, SAT and ACT

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: IELTS is also accepted for graduate admission; some departments will also require GRE or GMAT

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: agreements with SUNY 2 and 4 year schools; details vary

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
20506
430015

Fees: $1220

Insurance Cost: $625

Insurance Details: United Health Care Insurance; mandatory coverage per State of New York

Other Costs: Textbooks estimated at $225

Financial Aid Available: Not available

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $4260

Housing Weeks: 15

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: double room, room available during university breaks at an extra charge; summer rate $30/week

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Costs: $2890

Board Plan Weeks: 15

Board Plan Additional Info: optional; cannot be canceled after purchased; meals not served during vacation periods or no contract meal service during summer semester

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Field Trips, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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