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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?

19,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,090 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 degree 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, University at Buffalo is ranked #200 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #22 out of 132 schools in New York.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University at Buffalo has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University at Buffalo

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 66
Best Colleges 200
Best Colleges for Veterans 269
Best Colleges for the Money 351
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 435
Best Colleges for Diversity 983

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 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University at Buffalo?

$17,090 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $17,090. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University at Buffalo

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,517 $14,299 $18,387 $20,189 $22,885

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

19,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,020 undergraduate students at University at Buffalo, with 19,401 being full-time and 1,619 being part-time.

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

There are also 9,628 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,401 full-time undergraduates at University at Buffalo, 58% are male and 42% 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 2,914
Black or African American 1,513
Hispanic or Latino 1,473
White 9,407
International Students 2,658
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,436

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University at Buffalo awarded 10,546 undergraduate degrees and 6,576 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 134 83 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 24 1
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 86 8 3
Allied Health Professions 0 7 0 0
Anthropology 0 29 10 7
Applied Mathematics 0 6 59 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 42 0
Area Studies 0 7 6 2
Arts & Media Management 0 0 7 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 7 7
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 1 19 6
Biomedical Engineering 0 69 26 7
Biotechnology 0 10 7 0
Business Administration & Management 0 780 175 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering 0 77 48 13
Chemistry 0 85 8 22
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 4
Civil Engineering 0 152 81 21
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 3 2
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 7 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 23 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 343 9 7
Communication Sciences 0 57 27 13
Computer Engineering 0 45 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 216 31
Computer Science 0 224 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 13
Dance 0 21 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 113
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 5 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 20 5 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 3 4
Economics 0 161 34 7
Educational Administration 0 0 31 15
Electrical Engineering 0 113 109 18
Engineering Physics 0 1 0 0
Environmental Design 0 22 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 25 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 11 4 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 58 3 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 58 13 0
General Architecture 0 60 3 0
General Biology 0 297 21 8
General Education 0 0 14 0
General Engineering 0 0 26 0
General English Literature 0 64 17 13
General Psychology 0 543 21 0
General Social Sciences 0 356 1 0
Genetics 0 0 4 0
Geography & Cartography 0 25 21 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 58 17 1
History 0 62 9 2
Industrial Engineering 0 46 102 13
Information Science 0 0 146 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 4 0
International Business 0 53 4 0
Law 0 0 0 141
Legal Research 0 0 2 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 4 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 60 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 18 9 5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 12
Materials Sciences 0 0 20 0
Mathematics 0 106 6 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 225 40 10
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 2 0
Medicine 0 0 0 150
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 18 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 5 10
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 0
Music 0 13 3 6
Natural Sciences 0 0 7 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 8 3
Nursing 0 152 2 51
Nutrition Science 0 0 27 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 27 6 5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 14 18 150
Philosophy 0 18 5 8
Physics 0 13 8 12
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 68 15 8
Political Science & Government 0 106 4 4
Public Health 0 15 35 7
Real Estate Development 0 0 10 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 78 101 46
Religious Studies 0 2 0 0
Romance Languages 0 20 0 0
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 7 0
Social Work 0 0 190 6
Sociology 0 183 10 3
Special Education 0 0 0 1
Statistics 0 16 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 15 2
Systems Theory 0 0 4 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 15 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 65 6
Teaching English or French 0 0 18 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 21 1
Total 0 10,546 4,500 2,076

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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