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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
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  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
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 19,401 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University at Buffalo acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 75% of students, University at Buffalo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,800.
About University at Buffalo, SUNY...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Branch of
SUNY System
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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
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,120/ 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
$8,198/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.229 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.229 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,401Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,619
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Diverse
    42%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Work hard, party harder
    12%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Studious
    6%
  • Dreamers
    4%
  • Democrats
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.233 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.294 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 161 responses
Report
  • Large
    36%
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Too large
    8%
  • Dope
    6%
  • Opportunity
    4%
  • Incredible
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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Overall, it's a really good school. the majority of professors are understanding and aim to provide minimal assignments while holding many review sessions. The food is amazing, and there are also many chain restaurants on campus if you want to stick to something more familiar. The campus is well kept, and the shuttle buses to transport students between the campuses arrive on time no matter what, typically every 5-10 minutes. The only main drawbacks are the dorms, they're much smaller and more expensive than renting an apartment near the school. So overall, if you're not dorming, this school is a great choice!
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Wonderful campus that makes it feel as if one is in another city, the city of academics and success. The campus itself is beautiful with an infinite number of resources to both students and staff. It was some of the best known professors that actually care about their students. The diversity among the students is incredible, that makes it truly feel like a second home!
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.
Take advantage of the opportunities!