Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo


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Jennifer
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When I was first looking at schools to apply to in October 2019, University at Buffalo was not on my list of numerous univers...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I was first looking at schools to apply to in October 2019, University at Buffalo was not on my list of numerous universities. Some of my friends were applying, so I decided to as well. My close friend and I then took a six hour trip to tour the school and learn more about campus life, as well as their programs. When we arrived, my first thought was, "this school is absolutely huge." The next day we proceeded to take a tour and explore the campus, from the basketball court, to classrooms, to the Student Union, and my personal favorite, the library. When we walked through the library, you could see the connection and collaboration going on in groups of students. May 2019, I decided to pursue my education at the University at Buffalo (and I'm glad I did). My first year at the University at Buffalo truly opened my eyes in many senses from my education to friendships. I was learning new ways to study that I've never thought of before, and I went to the math center to be guided through my study guide. I made friendships with people that I instantly clicked with, and will last a life time. My eyes were also opened to all new cultures that I had no ideas about living in my hometown. Not only that, but there were hour less nights spent in the library studying, writing essays, and doing projects, yet I wasn't alone. At the University at Buffalo, I felt at home, like I belonged there.

Ameerah
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It is a great school for academics, especially STEM-related fields. I wish they put more effort into social sciences and arts...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school for academics, especially STEM-related fields. I wish they put more effort into social sciences and arts programs the way they do STEM programs. The social life aspect of the school is sketchy. It is not the most accepting place for people of color, even though they claim to try to be.

Julie
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UB is a BIG school. Be prepared to have really large classes (sometimes near 300 students) and have few or no professors that...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UB is a BIG school. Be prepared to have really large classes (sometimes near 300 students) and have few or no professors that know you by name (especially in undergrad). That being said, there are a lot of great things about UB. The diversity is amazing and there are a ton of clubs that celebrate unique cultures with a big cultural show each year. There are a lot of sports teams, the men's basketball team seems to be the biggest draw for students and the games are a lot of fun. There are also many recreational sports teams you can join. On-campus housing (not dorms) are really nice but way over-priced. Off-campus housing is usually affordable but tends to be located near south campus and prone to robberies. South campus isn't an area you want to be alone at night, and if you venture too far into the "city" area past south campus, there are safety in numbers. North campus is in a much more residential area but it's always wisest to walk with someone in the evenings. The libraries are huge and have quiet rooms but because of the large student population, you have to stake them out to get one. It's definitely a necessity if you're seriously studying because so many people are in and out of the libraries that it isn't always quiet and dorms are rarely quiet enough to study (no matter what time of night it is). It's a big school, where people like to party, and something is always going on. There's pros and cons to that for sure. But all in all, I loved my time there, mainly because of the variety of people I got to interact with.

RaQuan
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I think that the University at Buffalo is an outstanding STEM school. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for people involved...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that the University at Buffalo is an outstanding STEM school. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for people involved in the arts. But, if you are a STEM person, and you utilize all of the resources available, this school can really take you places.

Rickia
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I think that University at Buffalo is a great school and an amazing place for students to be challenged in various ways. Whet...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that University at Buffalo is a great school and an amazing place for students to be challenged in various ways. Whether you're living on-campus or off-campus, University at Buffalo is a place that will make you feel accepted regardless of your ethnicity or academic capabilities. Faculty are always willing to help and make sure that you are doing your best and/or given the proper materials to do your best. It is a great school and given the opportunity i would choose the school all over again.

Joshua
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University at buffalo has space for every as long as you are willing to seek a group that you can fit in. The school also of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University at buffalo has space for every as long as you are willing to seek a group that you can fit in. The school also offers a lot of events that allow you to meet new people. UB is a great school for people seeking a college with a great community and greater education.

hi
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Highly academic. They have continuous assessments but filled with occasional activities as well.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Highly academic. They have continuous assessments but filled with occasional activities as well.

Ericka
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The University at Buffalo is a great school for someone who wants the feel of a big school, but also a close knit school. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University at Buffalo is a great school for someone who wants the feel of a big school, but also a close knit school. The athletics have really been improved over the last couple years, winning multiple championships and going to the NCAA tournament in both men and women's basketball and bowls for football. Our spring and fall fest have brought some amazing artists, such as Lil Baby, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, Ashanti, Tinashe, Young Ma, and more. Even our guest distinguished speakers have been very cool, we have had former president Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Jesse Williams, Laverne Cox and many more. There are also many clubs that students can join, and many fun events offered on campus during the school year. Now for academics, the class sizes can range from pretty small to huge. Basic classes such as Chemistry 101 or Physics 101 can have almost 400 students within the class, but what I really like what the university does is that they have recitations accompanied with these classes. A recitation is a set class time (outside of lecture) where a group of about 20 students get time with a TA, and can ask questions on certain topics and receive extra help. This was very helpful during my freshman year of college because I was not used to the big class sizes yet, so by setting time aside to get that one on one feeling of help was absolutely needed. I would say though that some professors are hit or miss. Most professors really care about their students and willing to answer any questions to help the students succeed, but some professors here you can tell are just there for the research and just jump through their lectures and answer questions very vaguely. Also, the amount of online courses offered not only in the fall, but also the winter and summer sessions to help students get ahead is tremendous. It was really nice during the winter or summer that if I want to take an online course I could do so in the comfort of my home. Now, I've heard that SUNY Buffalo is known to be best SUNY school for food, but to me the food gets very repetitive and I easily get tired of it, but some of my other friends disagree. I will say though there are tons of food places on campus to try out, and a bunch very close off campus that are very good. The university also offers the stampede bus to go to the mall or grocery store, and even to Niagara Falls. I really like UB, especially for the cost and home type feeling, I think others will enjoy it as well. My best advice is to make your college experience how you want to make it, academics should always come first, but also don't forget that fun and enjoyment is definitely needed, and it's okay to take a study break and enjoy the best four years of your early adulthood.

briyanna
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The University at Buffalo is a great school for people who may think about enrolling here. There are may opportunities that c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University at Buffalo is a great school for people who may think about enrolling here. There are may opportunities that can be gained from being apart of the buffalo community. The people at this school are very helpful and like to engage in as many activities and service projects as they can. The University at Buffalo also lives for sports. All of the staff and students love to watch all of the division 1 sports in action.

Christopher
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It is a great college with so many opportunities to take advantage of. You just need eager and motivated to take advantage of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great college with so many opportunities to take advantage of. You just need eager and motivated to take advantage of those opportunities. Also their EOP program is amazing and give students that come from low income family and students without the best grades an actual chance to go to a great school.

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  • 20,412
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,574
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