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University at Buffalo

4.1 out of 5 (43 ratings / 41 reviews) Buffalo, New York, United States
The University at Buffalo is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional, most affordable universities, making it a top choice for students and faculty around the globe.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (62)
Social Sciences (53)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



The University Archives, established in 1964 by President Clifford C. Furnas, is the repository of the historically valuable records of the State University of New York at Buffalo and its predecessor, the University of Buffalo (1846-1962).


UB offers the widest range of academic programs of any public institution in New York or New England, including 110 undergraduate degree options and 60 minors, and more than 300 graduate, professional and certificate degrees. You can also customize your studies through our many special or joint majors.


UB’s thinking, research, creative activity and people are helping ADVANCE AND INFORM SOCIETY. Our work leads to new cures, stronger materials, healthier populations and thousands of other improvements.UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do changes lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


What major should you choose? How do you get an on-campus or part-time job? When should you start planning your career path? We’re here to help you get the answers you need — and the opportunities you deserve.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for and supports the multifaceted academic needs of the university community in the areas of grading, degree audit, academic advisement reports, student data, enrollment and degree verification, transcripts, central class scheduling, final exam scheduling, implementation of academic policies, records management, articulation and awarding of transfer credit and diplomas. 1Capen provides walk-in assistance for services relating to these areas. The Office of the Registrar along with 1Capen offers assistance to all students, staff, faculty, parents and the university community.

Housing services

There are a number of affordable and comfortable hotels located near the University at Buffalo.

Library services

The University Libraries offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services and people to support the academic and creative achievements of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

ICT services

The internet access is free when you live in UB’s official on-campus housing, including our residence halls and apartments. With Wi-Fi coverage in every room and common area, it’s easy to stay connected.

Medical services

Student Health Services provides high-quality medical services and patient education for all UB students. Our team of health care providers — including board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical support staff — offers primary care, preventative treatment and specialty services designed to meet the needs of our students.

Student Life

Campus life

LIFE AT UB doesn’t just take place in the classroom. We have comfortable campus living, more than 300 student clubs and organizations, a Division I athletics program, concerts, world-renowned speakers and much more.

Sports facilities

UB boasts sixteen NCAA Division I athletic programs that compete in the Mid-American Conference. The UB Bulls play some of the top football programs in the nation.

Student clubs

UB has more than a dozen residence halls, along with five campus apartment communities. On-campus living puts you at the heart of university life, making it easier to get to class, study and meet new people. Our residential dining centers, food courts, food trucks and snack shops suit every taste.Academics are important, but there’s so much more to your UB experience. Forge lifetime friendships through clubs, Greek life and community service. Learn about yourself and the world around you through leadership and diversity groups. With more than 300 clubs and organizations, there’s something for everyone.


The University at Buffalo is accredited by the following associations: Middle States Commission on Higher Education and New York State Board of Regents. 

Student Reviews

Sound Mind in a Sound Body
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UB is the greatest college I have ever attended in my life. There is always something new to discover about the school and the campus because the school is always on the go when it comes to improving the quality of the student's lives and their education. The school has been very supportive in this period of pandemic, and I would like to thank the Dean and the whole staff...

A great place to build your future
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pros: UB is an extensive research university with a vibrant student community. The quality of teaching and research are among the best in the world. Whatever be your interest, UB has something to offer. The faculties come from diverse backgrounds, and many of them are pioneers in their fields of research. The campuses are beautiful with all the modern facilities one can...

The Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the fact that most of the professors were very open about answering all questions during and after class to the extent that they had enough patience for discussions after class time is over. I would say that managing the workload is a bit challenging, but that's balanced out with the help received during recitation as well as through other available sources....

Buffalo, New York, United States

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