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University of Buffalo

UB at a Glance

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.

Facts and Figures

Name University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Affiliation A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.
Founded 1846
Character UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.
President Satish K. Tripathi
Athletics Division I, Mid-American Conference
Mascot Victor E. Bull
Student Body (head count)
  • 29,944 (2014-2015 academic year)
  • 19,829 undergraduate
  • 10,115 graduate and professional
Degrees Awarded
  • 8,742 (2014-2015 academic year)
  • 6,788 full-time equivalent employees (FY 2014)
  • 2,844 total faculty (2014-2015 academic year)
  • Undergraduate student to undergraduate instructional faculty ratio: 13 to 1
  • More than 240,000 in 146 countries
  • More than 128,000 in New York state
Annual Budget
  • Operating revenues: $664 million (FY 2014)
  • Financial statement revenues: $1.204 billion (FY 2014)
  • UB and affiliated entities revenues: $1.6 billion (FY 2013)
Research $386.6 million
Endowment $624.8 million (2013-2014)
Economic Impact $1.7 billion per year

Improving Life With Discovery

UB spends $386.6 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements.

Discovery into Innovation

UB faculty inventors have contributed to the invention of the following:

  • implantable battery-operated cardiac pacemaker
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer
  • photodynamic cancer therapy
  • Infasurf lung surfactant
  • pattern recognition software
  • Talent™ thoracic stent graft
  • teleradiology 3-D viewer and data transmission system

Pride of Place

North Campus
Amherst, New York
1,192 acres, 128 buildings

South Campus
Buffalo, New York
154 acres, 51 buildings

Downtown Campus
Buffalo, New York

UB Around the World

UB is first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the world.

UB Alumni Move the World

More than 240,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 146 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Association; the former minister of education in the People’s Republic of China; the co-founder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

Estimated Costs (for 2014-15 academic year)

Undergraduate Students

Tuition, in-state: $6,470.00
Tuition, out-of-state: $19,590.00
Room and board: $12,400.00
Fees: $2,700.50
Total (New York State residents):$21,570.50
Total (out of state residents):$34,690.50

Graduate Students

Tuition, fees, room and board vary per department/school and residential location/size.


Undergraduate (freshman and transfer)
Graduate and professional

A Full Spectrum of Programs

  • More than 100 undergraduate degrees, including combined degrees
  • 205 master’s degrees
  • 84 doctoral degrees
  • 10 professional degrees
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Dental Medicine
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Law
  • Management
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Professions
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division
  • Social Work


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