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University at Buffalo is a public graduate school in Amherst, New York in the Buffalo Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 9,628 graduate students. Of the 142 graduate programs offered at University at Buffalo, SUNY, 9 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University at Buffalo, SUNY are Computer and Information Sciences, Social Work, and Business. 35% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
9,628
Part-Time Grad Students
3,322
Research Assistants
116
Teaching Assistants
1,220
Racial Diversity
  • White
    47.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    30.3%
  • Unknown
    7.4%
  • Asian
    6.3%
  • African American
    4.2%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • Multiracial
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$72,459
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,600
National
$184,700
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11 reviews
The University at Buffalo is a great research institution with affordable tuition. I received my BA from UB and decided to return to pursue my Master of Social Work degree (UB's School of Social Work is one of the top 50 in the nation). The size of the university can be intimidating, so it's definitely important to find a community within the university. For example, I majored in Gender Studies for my undergrad degree, which was a small major so I was able to get to know people in a smaller setting. I've enjoyed being able to meet people from around the country and around the world, as UB has a large population of international students. There are tons of opportunities to get involved with research which is super exciting! UB has endless opportunities which I am very grateful for!
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Obviously, the University at Buffalo offers a great education. However, if they considered anything other than statistics, they could improve greatly. There is a lack of interest in their students from the classification system to an outright refusal to consider the opinion of students. Furthermore, the favoritism exhibited towards students on North Campus is unacceptable.
They don't offer a lot of English MA classes if you work full time during the week. I was able to complete the program but only with the accomodation of the English faculty. Otherwise classes were limited in subjects for me due to the fact that I had to take just whatever was offered at night each semester, which was usually one class.