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University at Buffalo Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,384 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 36 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $135,142)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,381)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 91 108 Yes -
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 16 13 - Yes
Football 103 - - -
Rowing - 71 Yes -
Soccer 25 26 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 23 25 - -
Tennis 9 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 32 - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.6%
Hispanic 3.0%
Non-resident alien 17.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 22
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 107

Notable Alumni

  • Brad Grey (Class of '79), CEO of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, which produces the Sopranos
  • Ellen Shulman Baker (Class of '74), Astronaut and missions specialist aboard Atlantis
  • Harvey Weinstein (Class of '73), CEO of Miramax Films
  • Howard Kurtz (Class of '74), Host of CNN's Reliable Sources
  • Ronald A. Silver (Class of '67), Tony Award-winning actor and director
  • Tom Toles (Class of '73), Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Washington Post
  • Wolf Blitzer (Class of '70), CNN anchor and Washington Bureau Chief
  • Millard S. Drexler (Class of '66), President and CEO of Gap
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Eric from Amherst, NY
  • 4
  • It all depends on what dorm you're in. Governor's sucks, Ellicott has more students and larger dorms, but some of the buildings are in poor repair.…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Nicole from Tappan, NY
  • 3
  • The University has plenty of Resistance options. The dorms well kept, and a roommate compatibility service is provided for those who are looking for roommates. There are also on-campus as…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Ivan from San Bernardino, CA
  • 4
  • It is descent. If you don't like your roommates, there are plenty of people out here just to chew the fat with so don't isolate yourself in your own dorm…

  • Jan-15-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Christina from Orchard Park, NY
  • Jul-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good, especially if you go to the Commons. My only complaint is that it is slightly expensive for a college kid in debt. Nonetheless, that's why they have meal plans.

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  • 4
  • Alexander from Williamsville, NY
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many places to eat both on UB's north campus, and south campus while enjoying the atmosphere. In the north campus, there is a highly rated dining hall where one can eat as much as they want and close at a reasonable time in order for all students to have time to eat. UB is rated with the highest satisfaction of food among all of the SUNY schools. If you're in a rush, you can quickly get your food in less than 15 minutes or even quicker, in the conveniently located fast food takeouts beneath the dorms of Ellicot Complex. Furthermore, for those people that like to stay awake late at night, food is also offered to a very late time. Similarly, on south campus there is also a dining hall and several places to acquire food.

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  • 5
  • Jonathon from Batavia, NY
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    So many different choices for food/dining all over campus. One of my favorite places to eat is Moe's southwest grill.

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  • 4
  • Marissa
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Another good thing that comes with going to a large school is the food options that are available on campus. Just some examples; Moes, Starbucks, Rachel's, Tim Hortons, and there are cafeteria's around campus that serve all different kinds of food whether you want breakfast, pizza, or sushi.

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  • 4
  • anonymous from East Amherst, NY
  • May-14-2014 I am a past student here

    The University at Buffalo offers a wide variety of food options that make it possible to make healthier food choices. Among this variety includes Tim Hortons, Moe's Southwestern Grill, Jamba Juice, Sushi, Kung Fu, Johnny C's, La Rosa's Pizzeria, Subway, Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, Korean, and Italian. Campus Dining places offer fruits, salads, packaged juice, milk and smoothies, and freshly prepared foods. Facilities include sit-down dinning and to go options as well as regularly spaced vending machines throughout campus. Although the variety is enjoyable, the meal plan system is wasteful. Instead of issuing a certain number of meals every week at certain prices, student would benefit from just managing food money by the dollar amount like Kent State University students can.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Some places aren't as good, but for the most part the food is very good. I love the variety at C3 and the themed nights they have. Pistachios is also great as you can get whatever pasta/sandwiches you want made fresh right in front of you.

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  • 4
  • Ivan from New York, NY
  • Apr-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food looks very acceptable. There is a Jamba Juice and a Tim Horton's!

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  • 5
  • Chantal from Wheatley Heights, NY
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many options for dinning. There are food places on campus, and off campus that are close enough when your tired of eating in the same dinning halls.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a lot of greek life. I'm not personally involved, but it seems like the people who are enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Williamsville, NY
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at UB is small but I believe that it is very beneficial towards students. Greek life allows students to participate in philanthropy which is an amazing experience for any person.

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  • 0
  • Mia from Cicero, NY
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life on campus is small but tight. Those of us who are Greek tend to know each other and help one another out with philanthropies and events. We love to get involved with the school and help out when we can. We participate in Relay for Life and Cancer Awareness programs.

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  • 0
  • Nikolas from Grand Island, NY
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not a part of Greek life, but I do know that there are business fraternities, social fraternities, and special interest fraternities (i.e certain programs of study have their own fraternities). This also holds true for sororities.

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  • 0
  • Ginette from Elmhurst, NY
  • Sep-22-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not part of greek life but I can definitely see the spirit each member shows by wearing gear from their sorority or fraternity. They, also, hold meetings and events for students to get more involved, eventually these students pledge to become a new member.

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  • Joanne from Brooklyn, NY
  • Jun-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is only a small percentage of the student body for UB has such a big population but it's definitely big on campus. With everyone wearing their gear and letters and especially Greek Week, greek life isn't for everyone but if interested, it's definitely something to experience in order to know what it's about. You only know so much from looking on the outside.

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