University at Buffalo Overview
Located in Buffalo, New York, University at Buffalo is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Buffalo makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is University at Buffalo Known For?
- Students at University at Buffalo have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University at Buffalo.
- In 2017-2018, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from University at Buffalo with a bachelor's degree make about $52,600 a year. That's 29% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University at Buffalo Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
University at Buffalo has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University at Buffalo.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards University at Buffalo has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Colleges for Communication Sciences||College Factual|
|#45||Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies||College Factual|
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|#69||Best Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#81||Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
|#100||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
Where Is University at Buffalo?
Contact details for University at Buffalo are given below.
|Address:||12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660|
How Do I Get Into University at Buffalo?
You can apply to University at Buffalo online at: admissions.buffalo.edu/apply/index.php
Admission Requirements for University at Buffalo
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University at Buffalo?
Approximately 54% of accepted students are men and 46% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.
Average Test Scores
About 66% of students accepted to University at Buffalo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 560 and 650.
Can I Afford University at Buffalo?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University at Buffalo, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,597 a year. That adds up to $30,388 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University at Buffalo is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University at Buffalo Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 10,002 graduate students at the school.
Of the 20,401 full-time undergraduates at University at Buffalo, 57% are male and 43% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University at Buffalo students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,747|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,543|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at University at Buffalo. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 108 countries are represented at University at Buffalo. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.
Online Learning at University at Buffalo
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University at Buffalo has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 42nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of University at Buffalo
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University at Buffalo was 10.8%. This is the #1,283 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University at Buffalo regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University at Buffalo majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Instructional Media Design||25%|
|Library & Information Science||15%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||18%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||16%|
|Science, Technology & Society||71%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University at Buffalo ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University at Buffalo.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Science, Technology & Society||#2|
|Library & Information Science||#20|
|Instructional Media Design||#70|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#71|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#102|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#103|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University at Buffalo Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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