University at Buffalo

12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY

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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
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Public Health and Health Professions
    • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Programs

Student Life

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:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

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.

Community Life

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 University at Buffalo 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

Student Enrollment

University at Buffalo has a total student population of about 30,000. The student body is made up of 67% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,300. 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 Tuition: $6,500-$7,800
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $22,000-$25,860
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $900-$1,100 per credit 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$8,363
Receiving Student Loans51%$8,842

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

University at Buffalo has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University at Buffalo 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)
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

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


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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