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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
  • Taylor from Lewiston, NY
  • 4
  • Being from buffalo I commute and do not dorm on campus but I do have a few friends that do and enjoy every minute of it. There is so much…

  • Dec-29-2015 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Patrick from Hector, NY
  • Oct-13-2017 I am a current student here

    There are honestly a lot of options here for food. 19 meals and 200 dining dollars is a lot so I don't worry about running out but lines are usually long. the commons is a place freshman rarely go bc they don't expect meal swipes but they have a lot of great food options. c3 is the crown jewel the first few weeks but starts to fade over time. It's a good buffet and totally worth the meal swipe though. great atmosphere as well.

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  • 4
  • Taylor from Lewiston, NY
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    There are countless options when it comes to food on campus. We have everything from Chinese take outs to subway, to a diner, to full Italian restaurants. You wont starve that's for sure. The food isn't cheap but not crazy over-priced at all, I have been exploring around campus for months now and still find new things to try every day.

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  • 3
  • AR from New York, NY
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    - Not too many food options - If you like Mexican, sushi. healthy eating (i.e salad, wraps) then it won't be too bad

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  • 3
  • Oshane from Bronx, NY
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Its campus food so its nothing compared your home cooked meals but it generally gets the job done there are plenty of choices to delay getting bored but it will happen.

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  • 5
  • Cynthia from New York, NY
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is excellent,there is something for everyone. The choices are well thought and well prepared and the staff is so nice to the customers. There are healthy choices for students to pick from and the ingredients are fresh,

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  • 5
  • Angelica from Buffalo, NY
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls have been recently renovated and are beautiful! The food is also fairly good, and there is a lot of variety.

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  • 4
  • Adam from New York, NY
  • Nov-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The University At Buffalo has been rated the highest within the SUNY system in terms of dining service. There are many options to chose from in the school. There are two main dining centers that most freshmen will eat from, C3 and Governors Dining Center. Both of these dining center are buffet style where I would advise you to not overeat while a freshmen. The freshmen 15 is a thing that can happen to you if you eat too much at either of these places consistently. You get tired of the food if you keep eating there but they do have other places to eat, the Student Union, the Commons, and Berts. They all run on meal swipes, dining dollars, campus cash with the exception of the Commons which runs only on campus cash or real money . Meal swipe are swipes that can be used on meal which varies on dollar amounts depending on the time of day. Dining dollars is cash given by the given by the school to be spent on food. Campus cash is money you put on the card and you can spend it on whatever you want. At these location you order food and pay using those options. They have many well known stores like Jamba Juice, Starbucks, and Tim Hourtons. The people who work at the dining center are extremely nice, which is why they're ranked number one.

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  • 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. There is definitely a great variety in types of food though, from sushi one day to pizza the next, you'll always find something yummy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Oshane from Bronx, NY
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I am a part of a Fraternity and most are full of great people. You just have to find the one where you click with the people there. There are a decent amount to chose from. Its not as large as other schools but it is still worth it to join in my opinion.

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  • 0
  • Christina from Orchard Park, NY
  • Jul-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Look into fraternities! Not all of them are bad and you can meet a lot of amazing friends. The media makes them out to be awful with hazing and such, but really most of them have strict anti-hazing rules (make sure to do some research first). There are different kinds though: Service, Social, Business, Engineering... Pretty much for every major offered at UB, there is a fraternity/sorority that is set out to help brothers/sisters become further involved with their program.

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  • 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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