About University at Buffalo

Founded in 1846, University at Buffalo. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 20,412 full time undergraduate students, and 9,772 full time graduate students.

The University at Buffalo Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 1153 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University at Buffalo include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range1070-1270
ACT Range24-29

Admissions at UB are considered Selective, with ,127% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University at Buffalo.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
44%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
32%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
59%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
25%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
58%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
44%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
32%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
59%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
25%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University at Buffalo REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    262 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    203 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    305 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    311 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    310 Students rated class size 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    305 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    311 Students rated local services 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    311 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University at Buffalo?

121 Students rated University at Buffalo

Mercedez - 09/15/2022

I did not have the traditional college life, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I really appreciated the amount of resources at my disposal as well. Many, not all, of the professors urged students to attend office hours and genuinely wanted their students to succeed. I felt coddled by UB almost, so much so that I have high expectations for my graduate institutions.

madison - 11/08/2021

I love this school so much and would tell everyone I know to come here. Everyone is so friendly and nice, it is a very large campus so it is a little difficult to find your way around, but once you get it down its easy to remember where everything is. There are so many clubs and extracurricular activities for anyone and everyone.

Giselle - 08/05/2020

University at Buffalo is a huge public education facility. There is so much diversity and love on campus. Everyone gets along for the most part, and even though it is a big school, it feels small and focused when you make friends. Everyone is driven, which allows for it to be easier to study and do well.

Trinity

Overall, the university at Buffalo is pretty good. The school gives a ton of financial aid. Also the school participates in the excelsior scholarship, so many people don't have to pay tuition. However, the wifi on campus can be kind of slow sometimes.

University at Buffalo FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University at Buffalo?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University at Buffalo is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could give my high school self any advise, it would be to try to concentrate more on school than anything. I sometimes got caught up in working several jobs through school and balancing a social life. I would have told myself to work smarter, not harder. To find one job that I would be able to provide for myself with and stick with that throughout school. I definitely would have told myself to READ THE BOOKS! Throughout high school, I was able to pass Advanced Placement exams without ever reading the textbooks. I thought that I could continue this through college, yet found out quickly this was not a feasible study plan. Once I learned that reading the assignments was necessary for good grades, my GPA rose.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Some of the grading of some professors are unfair... And the bathrooms are always out of toilet paper lol

    Read all  54 answers
  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UB is very well college that offers students the full college experience

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is confident in their background who wants to obtain that bachelors degree. A person who strives to learn not just for that A or B but for the sake of learning as well.

    Read all  49 answers
  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Here at the University at Buffalo, I am surrounded by students who are dedicated to their school work and remain focused in order to reach their goals.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    diversity. It's been really great getting to meet so many students from so many different cultures.

    Read all  42 answers
  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school provides a high level of education compared to the cost.

    Read all  41 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone that does not like big campuses.

    Read all  40 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how great the school was before I came here, then I would have gotten here sooner.

    Read all  38 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its diversity and focus on academic success.

    Read all  34 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Catching the shuttle buses that transfer you from the north and south campuses due to the amount of students that may try and get on at any given time.

    Read all  33 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Our sports teams. My GEO teacher was my best professor so far in my college career.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There aren't any specific stereotypes localized to only this school. All schools have some amount of frat boys, pot heads, and jocks and geeks. UB could be considered to lean in the direction of geeks, as it has good engineering and architecture programs, and you can pick out any Division 1 athlete by the clothes promoting the school they wear all day.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Some of the most popular organizations are the Sororities and Fraternities. When walking through the student union its very likely to see someone representing their group. Joining clubs and organizations is one of the best ways to get involved. Its not the most important but its a great way to meet people. We also have fall fest and spring fest where different artist come to perform. Students always come out and enjoy themselves. We always have the hottest artist out come to perform at UB.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about UB is the diversity on campus. There are so many different backgrounds and although it may seem like a cultural group only interacts with themselves, everyone interacts with each other. I would advise not to be intimidated by the size of the school because even with the largest classes the professor and undergraduate TA's make themselves available to you and want to see succeed. UB is a great University and i highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their education. The tuition is reasonable and you pay for a great education.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Students work extremely hard at UB. The SIlverman Library which is open 24hours is a second home to many undergraduates. Here is where most students get their studying done. I am a Psychology Major here at UB and at first the classes seemed easy but as the years went by things got more difficult and required intense studying. Its important to always stay on top of your work especially as a junior and senior. The Psychology department as well as all of the academic programs is well organized and the advisor are helpful with mentoring and guidance and provides many scholarship opportunities and different ways to excel.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Classes are very large at first they could get as large as 400 students in 1 lecture hall but my classes now that I am a senior are a lot smaller. They are no larger then 150 students and my labs have about 12 students in them. With large classes there is also a recitation where the class is split in to smaller sections and go over any homework or questions from lecture with a Teaching assistant.

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Student Body

Students

43%

female

57%

male

20,412

Total Undergrad Enrollment

9,772

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

14%

International

Organizations

215

Student Organizations

22

Fraternities

17

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

26%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending University at Buffalo receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,814

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,196

Books and Supplies

$12,292

Room and Board

40,302

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,637
$30 - $48K
$14,156
$48 - $75K
$18,971
$75 - $110K
$21,721
$110K & UP
$22,374

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