The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides an avenue for admission and means of support for talented students who have not reached their full academic potential due to barriers in their educational, economic, or personal background. Applicants must be New York State residents who qualify under EOP financial eligibility guidelines.
EOP Students differ from other students only in the number and scope of services available to them. They attend the same classes, live in the same residence halls, participate in the same extracurricular activities, have access to the same resource, and pursue the same careers as other university students.
The EOP is regarded as one of the most successful program of its type in the nation. Since its inception over 30 years ago, the Educational Opportunity Program at the University at Buffalo along with other programs in colleges and universities across New York State have graduated over 50,000 students. Although most EOP graduates begin their careers immediately after graduation, many continue their studies in Masters, Doctoral and Professional Programs across New York State.
Last updated: September 19, 2016 5:14 pm EST