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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
University at Buffalo, SUNY is ...
Public
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.209 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 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 121 responses
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  • Diverse
    42%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Work hard, party harder
    12%
  • Ambitious
    11%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Dreamers
    4%
  • Democrats
    2%

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.213 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.274 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Large
    38%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Too large
    9%
  • Dope
    6%
  • Incredible
    1%
  • Opportunity
    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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University at Buffalo, SUNY Reviews

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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!
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I loved University at Buffalo’s friendly classmates. The environment was very nice and comfortable. It felt like a home before I even went there! I am attending University at Buffalo in the Fall of 2018 and I cannot wait! I am looking forward to meeting even more people. The professors so far have seemed very intelligent. Although majority of the classes are lecture halls, you can really tell that you can learn even if its a 400 student class.
I just finished my freshmen year about to be back for sophomore! There's so much I can say about my school but I'll just leave it at that I love it. There are deff some things I hated like having to trudge to south campus for class, but the friends you make and all the opportunities at Buff really outweigh the bad. Also, if you want to go out a lot I highly recommend greek life or your options are very limited. Good luck!