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University at Buffalo, SUNY
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  • 4 Year
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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University at Buffalo is a highly rated public university located in Amherst, New York in the Buffalo Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,773 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University at Buffalo acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 74% of students, University at Buffalo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.

About

12 CAPEN HALL
BUFFALO, NY 14260
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

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.

UB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,954 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,810 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 211 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 261 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 261 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    61%
  • On Campus
    33%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,773 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,694
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 169 responses
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Work hard, party harder
    14%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Democrats
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 265 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 326 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 193 responses
  • Large
    34%
  • Diverse
    32%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Too large
    7%
  • Opportunity
    5%
  • Dope
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600 / 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. 142 responses

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