University at Buffalo – The State University of New York

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School Overview

The University at Buffalo, State University of New York is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. The school is commonly referred to as University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY Buffalo, and it has the largest student body of the 64 SUNY institutions, with more than 28,000 students.

UB is routinely ranked among the top research universities in the nation, and it has the most research funding in the SUNY system. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designates UB as a Research University with “very high activity” (RU/VH). The Center for Measuring University Performance has repeatedly listed UB in the top 30 research universities in the country. Since 1989, UB has been a member of the Association of American Universities, which represents premier research universities in North America.

UB offers more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, over 200 master’s degrees, 84 doctorates, and professional training in 10 fields of study. With 13 separate colleges, UB students can pursue a variety of highly-ranked academic programs, including the largest state-operated medical school, and New York’s only state schools in law, pharmacology, and architecture and urban planning. The Kiplinger Report, which ranks the best value of American universities, ranked UB 27th for out-of-state students, and 38th for in-state residents.

UB was listed #51 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of public universities and #106 among all universities nationally. Times Higher Education listed it 198th in “World University Rankings”, an elite list for institutions of higher learning throughout the world.

UB boasts some very prestigious alumni, including a United States President, a Prime Minister, Pulitzer Prize recipients, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, and even some Emmy winners.

General Information

Admission Office

12 Capen Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260-1660

(716) 645-6900

(888) 822-3648

Fax: (716) 645-6411



Contact: Patricia Armstrong

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3435 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 645-2000

www.buffalo.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 19,022

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,390

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,760

Graduate enrollment: 7,146

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 52%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 87%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,217 $6,285 $7,013 $7,136 +1.75%
Books and Supplies $826 $947 $975 $1,004 +2.97%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,620 $9,552 $9,648 $10,028 +3.94%
Other $1,331 $1,274 $1,837 $1,907 +3.81%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,132 $9,552 $9,648 $10,028 +3.94%
Other $1,756 $1,942 $2,347 $2,417 +2.98%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,994 $18,058 $19,473 $20,075 +3.09%
In-state Off Campus $17,931 $18,726 $19,983 $20,585 +3.01%
In-state with Family $7,043 $7,232 $7,988 $8,140 +1.90%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,370
In-state Student Fees $1,608
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,780
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,608

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,514 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,040 60% $13,571,299 $6,653
• Federal grants 817 24% $4,550,462 $5,570
• Pell grants 817 24% $3,799,368 $4,650
• Other federal grants 748 22% $751,094 $1,004
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,341 40% $3,970,158 $2,961
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,116 33% $5,050,679 $4,526
Student loan financial aid 1,792 53% $10,001,961 $5,581
• Federal student loans 1,784 53% $7,979,678 $4,473
• Other student loans 241 7% $2,022,283 $8,391

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4093 2037 910 1 182
Architecture and Related Services 89 91
Architecture 59 55
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 36
Environmental Design/Architecture 30
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 19 10 4 5
African-American/Black Studies 7
American/United States Studies/Civilization 3 7 3
Area Studies, Other 5
Asian Studies/Civilization 5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 3 1
Women’s Studies 4
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 401 93 35
Biochemistry 14 4 4
Bioinformatics 3
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 96 21 5
Biomedical Sciences 151
Biophysics 4 2
Biostatistics 7 3
Biotechnology 14 14
Ecology 7 1
Epidemiology 5 1
Exercise Physiology 90 17
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 2 8
Neuroscience 6 4
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 4 1
Pharmacology 2 4
Pharmacology and Toxicology 29 3
Physiology 1 1
Structural Biology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 898 303 7 1 2
Accounting 123 26
Business Administration and Management 775 200 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 2
Business/Commerce 1
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 13
Finance 33
Management Information Systems 31
Communication and Journalism Programs 349 11 8
Mass Communication/Media Studies 61 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 288 2 8
Computing and Information Sciences 72 143 16 27
Computer and Information Sciences 100 16
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 27
Computer Science 52
Information Science/Studies 20 43
Education 275 30 105
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2
Biology Teacher Education 5
Chemistry Teacher Education 4
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 24 1 19
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Education 28
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 3
Educational Leadership and Administration 21 6
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 46
Elementary Education and Teaching 38 4
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 15 4
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2
French Language Teacher Education 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 21 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 17
Multicultural Education 5
Music Teacher Education 16 1
Physics Teacher Education 1
Reading Teacher Education 26 3
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 9 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 31
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 17
Spanish Language Teacher Education 9
Special Education and Teaching 2
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 16
Engineering 368 198 26
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 40 6 1
Chemical Engineering 34 13 5
Civil Engineering 66 28 4
Computer Engineering 18
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 57 67 5
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 2
Engineering 6
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 14
Industrial Engineering 23 32 3
Mechanical Engineering 114 46 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 104 32 15
English Language and Literature 104 32 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 61 25 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 2 1
Comparative Literature 9 1
French Language and Literature 8
Italian Language and Literature 1
Linguistics 21 10 4
Spanish Language and Literature 25 4 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 263 198 400 24
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 10 3
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering 3
Audiology/Audiologist 7
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 44 25 4
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 18
Dental Clinical Sciences 8
Dental Materials 4
Dentistry 89
Endodontics/Endodontology 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 9
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 3
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 11
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3 3
Medicine 129
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 6
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 7
Nurse Anesthetist 15
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 31 46
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 7 6
Periodontics/Periodontology 3
Pharmacy 114
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 19 6 3
Physical Therapy/Therapist 43
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 8 3
Public Health 26
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 144 5
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 12
History 122 18 5
History 122 18 5
Human Services 185 2
Social Work 185 2
Legal and Law Studies 13 265
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 6
Law 265
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 5
Library Science 114 1
Library and Information Science 114 1
Mathematics and Statistics 72 41 9
Applied Mathematics 4
Mathematics 68 41 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 11 27 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11
Museology/Museum Studies 2
Natural Sciences 12
Nutrition Sciences 15
Physical Sciences 122 25 25
Chemistry 64 6 14
Chemistry, Other 19
Geology and Earth Science 15 13 3
Physics 16 6 8
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 8
Psychology 398 38 16
Clinical Psychology 3
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 1
Counseling Psychology 10
Educational Psychology 6 1
Psychology 398 22
School Psychology 10
Social Psychology 1
Social Sciences 606 155 27 14
Anthropology 45 12 8
Applied Economics 10
Economics 56 95 5
Geography 38 28 4 4
Political Science and Government 98 13 6
Social Sciences 311
Sociology 58 7 4
Visual and Performing Arts 138 37 10 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 9
Art/Art Studies 35
Commercial and Advertising Art 2
Dance 17
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 22
Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft, Other 8
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 4
Fine and Studio Arts Management 12
Fine/Studio Arts 27 7
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Music Performance 10 6
Music Theory and Composition 1 7
Music 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Environmental Design B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Biophysics B
Biostatistics B
Biotechnology B
Exercise physiology B
Pharmacology/Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Structural Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi/Interdisciplinary studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B
Theoretical/Mathematical Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University at Buffalo Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(716) 645-2000
Website:www.buffalo.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.buffalo.edu/apply/index.php
Address:12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:30,184
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:24,105 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,574
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,814
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,577

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University at Buffalo Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University at Buffalo.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1432
Biological and Biomedical Sciences191915
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2372
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3321
Education122213
Engineering1086
English Language and Literature/Letters3111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics655
Health Professions and Related Programs158219
History111
Legal Professions and Studies2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Library Science12
Mathematics and Statistics1221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies414
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies111
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences643
Psychology3136
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences3675
Visual and Performing Arts21093
Grand total5417712977

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University at Buffalo.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs221
Library Science11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total441

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University at Buffalo and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,574
Out-of-state$26,814
Books and supplies$1,196

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,347
Out-of-state$24,687

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,83077%
Grant or scholarship aid2,33463%$8,577
Student loan aid1,91752%$9,259

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid10,88955%$7,898
Federal student loans9,50248%$7,756

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University at Buffalo. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University at Buffalo students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants26,00113,25512,746
Percent admitted100%61%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%18%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University at Buffalo Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment30,184
Undergraduate enrollment20,412
Graduate enrollment9,772

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University at Buffalo Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics (Dietetics and Nutrition Department)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA) (Educational Opportunity Center)
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Department of Rehabilitation Science)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

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