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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
About University at Buffalo, SUNY...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
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University at Buffalo, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1270
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,987/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,637/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,156/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,971/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,721/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,374/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.196 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.216 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.216 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,824Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 128 responses
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  • Diverse
    43%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Work hard, party harder
    11%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Dreamers
    4%
  • Democrats
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.220 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
Report
  • Large
    37%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Too large
    9%
  • Dope
    6%
  • Opportunity
    3%
  • Incredible
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.138 responses
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I am still new to the college but I there are a lot of activities you can partake in that are specific to your major as well as other majors. The community is built such that there's no way you wouldn't be a part of something unless you deliberately chose not to. It's a great school to actually major in Engineering and there are a lot of great opportunities for whichever career path you choose .
It's a campus to grow and mature into who you really are and the school system builds your confidence and helps you to prioritize what is most important. Of course, just like any other school, you'll want to be careful about who you associate with because with time, their habits becomes yours.
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I have had a lovely experience up here in the buff so far. Aside from the great academics this school has, i must say the dining services have exceeded my expectations. I knew coming into college, that UB ranked #1 among all the SUNY schools but they have really impressed. Pistachios is a student favorite. The pasta dishes they make hibachi style right in front of you is mesmerizing and then the aftermath is delicious! It gave me a warm feeling inside that felt as if i was back home at my grandmas on sunday eating pasta with my family.
I can reflect upon the exciting memories formed by the lovely university known as the University at Buffalo. Cheering on the UB Bulls by joining a fanbase, dining in at one of the eat-ins on campus, attending a gathering to prepare for whatever event was to take place, engaging in photography with UB's aesthetic atmosphere, staying fit in UB's well-kept Alumni Arena, and more. In addition to memories, the staff had a profound impact on me and how I carry myself to this day. Whether it be an intro class or a more fine-tuned 400-level class, each professor that has given a lecture to me has granted me the opportunity of hearing new insight and viewing the world in a fresh perspective.

I resided in Ellicott Complex, which served as shelter for my first-year experience. The cleanliness and proximity to class/dining is unparalleled. My brother, another UB student, resided in Goodyear and has the same opinion as I for Ellicott. To new UB students I say you will not regret it!