Tuition & Fees

$9,828

$27,338

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
46%
500-599
43%
400-499
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
65%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,128
Declined + 11,960
Total Received 28,088
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Public

21,020

undergraduate students

9,628

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2925
ACT 2978

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Location

School Facts

SUNY -- University at Buffalo, founded in 1846, is a public, coeducational institution. Its 1,350-acre campus is located in Buffalo, New York.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,648
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

Buffalo, NY

1,350-acre, urban campus in Buffalo (population: 256,902). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation between north and south campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — University at Buffalo
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
24 fraternities 2% of male students
 
16 sororities 2% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
46%
500-599
43%
400-499
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
50%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
65%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,128
Declined + 11,960
Total Received 28,088

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Barry Taylor
Director of Admissions
P: 888 822-3648
F: 716 645-6411
ub-admissions@buffalo.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 716 645-8232
F: 716 645-6566
ubfa@buffalo.edu

Financial Aid Officer

John Gottardy
Director of Financial Aid
johngott@buffalo.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Boxing, Crew, Cricket, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track And Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track And Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Kathy Twist (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (I), Mid-America Conference
Mascot
Victor E. Bull
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Business Administration
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult Health Nursing
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering/Business Administration
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anatomical Sciences
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Architecture/Business Administration
Architecture/Media Arts Production
Architecture/Urban Planning
Art History
Arts Management
Asian Studies
Audiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Biometrics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences/Dentistry
Biology 7-12
Biology Education
Biomaterials
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Law
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry 7-12
Chemistry Education
Child Health Nurse Practitioner
Child Health Nursing
Childhood Education
Childhood Education/Bilingual Extension
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering/Business Administration
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Communication
Communications
Communicative Disorders/Sciences
Community Health/Health Behavior
Comparative Literature
Computational Physics
Computational Physics/Physics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business Administration
Computer Science/Computer Science Engineering
Computer Science/Engineering
Counseling/School Psychology
Counselor Education
Criminal Law
Dance
Dentistry
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Bilingual Extension
Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Earth Science 7-12
Earth Science Education
Economics
Economics/Business Administration
Education/Technology
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Educational Technology Specialist
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Business Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
English
English Education
English Education 7-12
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geosciences
Epidemiology
Evolution/Ecology/Behavior
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Nutrition
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nursing
Film Studies
Finance
Fine Arts
Foreign/Second Language Education
French
French 7-12
French Education
French Language/Literature
General Education
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geography/Business Administration
Geological Sciences
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
German
German 7-12
German Education
German Languages/Literature
Global Gender Studies
Health Science Education/Evaluation
Higher Education
Higher Education Administration
Historical Musicology/Music Theory
History
Humanities/Interdisciplinary
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering/Business Administration
Informatics
Information/Library Science
International Trade
Italian
Italian 7-12
Italian Education
Japanese Education
Jewish Studies
Latin 7-12
Latin Education
Law
Linguistics
Linguistics/English for Speakers of Other Languages
Literacy Specialist
Management
Management Information Systems
Maternal/Women's Health Nursing
Mathematical Physics
Mathematics
Mathematics 7-12
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Economics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Business Administration
Media Arts Production
Media Study
Medical Technology
Medicinal Chemistry
Medicine
Mental Health Counseling
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Music Theory
Natural Science/Interdisciplinary
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Adult Health Nursing
Nursing/Child Health Nursing
Nursing/Family Nursing
Nursing/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Maternal/Women's Health
Nursing/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Nursing Administration
Nursing/Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Science
Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Early Intervention
Occupational Therapy/Physical/Developmental Disabilities
Oral Biology
Oral Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Orthodontics
Pathology
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy/Business Administration
Philosophy
Philosophy/Business Administration
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics Adolescence Education 7-12
Physics Education
Physiology
Political Science
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health/Law
Reading Education
Reading Teacher
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Sciences
Russian
Russian Education
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science Education
Science/The Public
Social Foundations
Social Science Interdisciplinary
Social Science Interdisciplinary/Social Work
Social Science/Interdisciplinary
Social Studies
Social Studies Education
Social Welfare
Social Work
Social Work/Business Administration
Social Work/Law
Social Work/Public Health
Social/Personality Psychology
Sociology
Sociology/Business Administration
Sociology/Social Work
Spanish
Spanish Education
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Special Studies
Speech/Hearing Handicapped
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Structural Biology
Studio Art
Supply Chains/Operations Management
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theatre
Theatre Performance
Urban Planning
Urban Planning/Law
Visual Studies
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

30,648

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

21,020
students

Female
43%
9,057

Male
57%
11,963

31%

9,628
students

Female
51%
4,909

Male
49%
4,719

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

19,453
students

Female
43%
8,244

Male
57%
11,209

8%

1,567
students

Female
52%
813

Male
48%
754

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Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 85
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Iran
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Steven L. Shaw
Director of International Admissions
716 645-6121
intadmit@buffalo.edu

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