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SUNY at Buffalo is "University at Buffalo - The State University of New York." The University at Buffalo is the flagship institution in the SUNY system, as well as its largest campus. Altogether, there are 64 campuses in the SUNY system.
The University at Buffalo, or "UB," is a top public research university. It is known for academic excellence, as well as its culture of creativity and resourceful thinking. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees, 205 master's degrees, 84 doctoral degrees and 10 professional degrees.
The distinguished faculty members of UB have contributed to many innovative inventions, including pattern recognition software, the PSA test for prostate cancer, photodynamic cancer therapy, and an implantable battery-operated cardiac pacemaker, among many others.
SUNY alumni from all 64 campuses include many notable figures, including a leading NASA astronaut, the prime minister of Somalia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, the cofounder of Miramax Films, CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and many other leaders from well-known organizations.
SUNY at Buffalo was founded in 1846 as the very first institution of higher education in the State University of New York system.
The academic calendar of SUNY at Buffalo, or UB, follows the semester format. It has fall and spring semesters, and a few, shorter summer "sessions."
Colleges and Schools
- The School of Architecture and Planning
- The College of Arts and Sciences
- The Graduate School of Education
- The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- The School of Law
- The School of Management
- The School of Social Work
- The Academic Health Center (AHC), a consortium of five health sciences schools:
- Dental Medicine
- Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Public Health and Health Professions
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Programs
The UB activities and opportunities for involvement at UB are numerous. The school offers excellent facilities for health and wellness, as well as top venues for arts and culture, including The Center for the Arts and Lippes Concert Hall. These venues host many concerts and performances by students and faculty, and also attract premier guest artists from around the world.
The UB school mascot is "Victor E. Bull."
The UB athletic teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the Division I level, including:
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
The University of Buffalo, or SUNY at Buffalo, has three campuses:
- North Campus (Amherst, New York)
- South Campus (Buffalo, New York)
- Downtown Campus (Buffalo, New York)
More than 10 percent of UB students study abroad, via exchange programs with 65 universities around the globe.
The "Our Impact" program at SUNY at Buffalo reaches out to the community of the Buffalo Niagara region in a variety of ways. The UB is an integral partner in programs that improve the region and enrich the community including involvement in programs for youth, local businesses, housing and healthcare.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students UB accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
University at Buffalo has a total student population of about 30,000. The student body is made up of 66% undergraduate students and 34% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State: $6,200-$7,400
- Out-of-State: $20,000-$23,510
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $260-$310 per unit
- Out-of-State: $820-$980 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||71%||$6,248|
|Receiving Student Loans||71%||$5,718|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University at Buffalo may offer student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Child care
University at Buffalo has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||52%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Dietetics Program
- Endodontics Program
- English Language Program (more info)
- Law Program (more info)
- Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
- Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Program
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
- Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
- Pediatric Dentistry Program
- Periodontics Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
- Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
- Psychology (Psy.D.) Program (more info)
- Prosthodontics Program
- Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
UB is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-American Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-American Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-American Conference)
- Football (Mid-American Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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