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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?

5,319 Undergraduate Awards
$36,142 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#29 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University at Buffalo.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Natural Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Journalism Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computational Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Materials Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Nutrition Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Mental & Social Health Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University at Buffalo has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Communication Sciences College Factual
#45 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#56 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#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?

Location of University at Buffalo

Contact details for University at Buffalo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Phone: 716-645-2000
Website: www.buffalo.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityatbuffalo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBCommunity

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University at Buffalo?

57% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University at Buffalo is 57%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 520 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800
University at Buffalo received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 27. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 22 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 24 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University at Buffalo?

$36,142 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $36,142. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

20,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,921 undergraduate students at University at Buffalo, with 20,401 being full-time and 1,520 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University at Buffalo

There are also 10,002 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,401 full-time undergraduates at University at Buffalo, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University at Buffalo

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University at Buffalo students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University at Buffalo Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,278
Black or African American 1,747
Hispanic or Latino 1,543
White 9,908
International Students 2,421
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,504

Geographic Diversity

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

1,103 Took All Classes Online
5,248 Took At Least One Class Online
10.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at University at Buffalo. In 2017-2018, 5,248 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University at Buffalo has changed over the last few years.

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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
Health Professions 7%
Instructional Media Design 25%
Library & Information Science 15%
Library Science 15%
Mental & Social Health Services 18%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 16%
Nursing 2%
Public Health 31%
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
Industrial Engineering #16
Library & Information Science #20
Library Science #25
Engineering #60
Instructional Media Design #70
Curriculum & Instruction #71
Special Education #95
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #102
Teacher Education Subject Specific #103
Nursing #273
Education #347
Health Professions #450

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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 780 0 175 0 955
General Psychology 0 543 1 21 0 565
Communication & Media Studies 19 343 0 9 7 378
General Social Sciences 0 356 2 1 0 359
General Biology 0 297 0 21 8 326
Mechanical Engineering 0 225 11 40 10 286
Civil Engineering 0 152 0 81 21 254
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 216 31 247
Electrical Engineering 0 113 0 109 18 240
Computer Science 8 224 0 0 0 232
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 78 3 101 46 228
Accounting 0 134 0 83 0 217
Nursing 0 152 0 2 51 205
Economics 0 161 0 34 7 202
Sociology 0 183 0 10 3 196
Social Work 0 0 0 190 6 196
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 14 0 18 150 182
Industrial Engineering 0 46 0 102 13 161
Medicine 0 0 0 0 150 150
Information Science 0 0 0 146 0 146
Law 0 0 0 0 141 141
Chemical Engineering 0 77 0 48 13 138
Mathematics 0 106 0 6 5 117
Chemistry 0 85 0 8 22 115
Political Science & Government 0 106 0 4 4 114
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 113 113
Biomedical Engineering 0 69 0 26 7 102
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 86 0 8 3 97
Communication Sciences 0 57 0 27 13 97
General English Literature 0 64 0 17 13 94
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 68 0 15 8 91
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 58 0 17 1 76
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 2 65 6 73
History 0 62 0 9 2 73
Fine & Studio Arts 0 58 0 13 0 71
Educational Administration 0 0 24 31 15 70
Applied Mathematics 0 6 0 59 0 65
General Architecture 0 60 0 3 0 63
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 58 0 3 2 63
Library & Information Science 0 0 1 60 0 61
Public Health 0 15 2 35 7 59
International Business 0 53 0 4 0 57
Geography & Cartography 0 25 0 21 7 53
Anthropology 0 29 0 10 7 46
Computer Engineering 0 45 0 0 0 45
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 42 0 42
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 16 24 1 41
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 21 18 0 39
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 19 7 13 39
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 27 0 6 5 38
Physics 0 13 0 8 12 33
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 18 0 9 5 32
Philosophy 0 18 0 5 8 31
Student Counseling 0 0 13 15 2 30
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 1 2 19 6 28
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 27 0 27
General Engineering 0 0 0 26 0 26
Drama & Theater Arts 0 20 0 5 1 26
Environmental Engineering 0 25 0 0 0 25
Music 0 13 2 3 6 24
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 23 0 0 0 23
Environmental Design 0 22 0 0 0 22
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 21 1 22
Dance 0 21 0 0 0 21
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 0 7 7 20
Romance Languages 0 20 0 0 0 20
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 20 0 0 20
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 20 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 3 15 0 18
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 18 0 18
Biotechnology 0 10 0 7 0 17
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 4 0 13 17
Ethnic Studies 0 11 0 4 2 17
Writing Studies 10 0 6 0 0 16
Statistics 0 16 0 0 0 16
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 5 10 15
Area Studies 0 7 0 6 2 15
General Education 0 0 0 14 0 14
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 12 12
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 8 3 11
Real Estate Development 0 0 0 10 0 10
Journalism 9 0 0 0 0 9
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 3 2 9
Information Technology 0 0 8 0 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 4 4 0 8
Legal Research 0 0 0 2 6 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 3 4 7
Allied Health Professions 0 7 0 0 0 7
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 7
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 0 7 0 7
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 7 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 2 5 0 7
Educational Assessment 0 0 5 0 0 5
Special Education 0 0 4 0 1 5
Genetics 0 0 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 4 0 4
Historic Preservation 0 0 4 0 0 4
Systems Theory 0 0 0 4 0 4
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 4 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 3 0 0 3
Multilingual Education 0 0 2 1 0 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 2
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 2 0 2
Religious Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Engineering Physics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computational Science 0 0 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nanotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 5,273 186 2,250 1,038 8,793

References

*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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