University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, USA
3.92 Average Rating

The University at Buffalo is a 4-year research institution offering more than 140 undergraduate degree programs. UB is the largest university in the State University of New York system by enrollment, but maintains a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 throughout its 12 schools and colleges. As one of 65 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), University at Buffalo spends more than $400 million research annually and offers experiential learning, internships, and research opportunities to students at all levels. With three campuses in Western New York, UB has a strong regional presence and strives to benefit the surrounding communities. Outside of academia, the University at Buffalo offers more than 600 student clubs and organizations, Division I athletics and a large Center for the Arts where students can enjoy performances year round.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 June 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
34%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1197
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
30,648
Total Number of Undergrads
21,020
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
21%
100+ Students
8%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,469
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,099
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,769
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,723
Books and Supplies
$1203

Aid & Grants

0
100
45%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,198
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,216
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,301

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,592
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,999
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Student Organizations
400
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Victor E. Bull
School Colors
royal blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Buffalo
New York
Rochester
Washington
San Francisco
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$62,100

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
In three sentences I would label The University at Buffalo as follows....
1.) Being a transfer student from a local community college, UB contains the most intimidating lecture hall I have ever been a part of.
2.) There are unlimited resources and buildings to go to in order to receive help to get your grades up, by both other students and staff!
3.) The diversity on campus is astounding... I've met people from all over the world and knowing they picked to share your campus with you really makes you feel proud to say you attend the University at Buffalo.
Taylor from Lewiston, NY

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