Three Campuses: North, South and Downtown

Our Campuses

A bronze buffalo stands before the Center for the Arts on UB North campus.

A bronze buffalo stands at the entrance to the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus.

North Campus: Suburban Academic Center

UB’s North Campus, where most of the university’s core academic programs are offered, is located in suburban Amherst. Opened in the early 1970s, it is the largest of our three campuses. Its 125 buildings include state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices. Complementing the built environment are abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods. 

An image of Hayes Hall on UB's south campus

The iconic Hayes Hall clock tower on UB's South Campus.

South Campus: Classic Neighborhood Setting

UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Situated in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, the 154-acre parcel is home to classic ivy-covered buildings, as well as residence halls and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. The schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, and Nursing are located here.

Photo of building and signage at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in downtown Buffalo.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, part of UB's Downtown Campus.

Downtown Campus: Dynamic Urban Presence

The pillar of our growing Downtown Campus is the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which moved there in 2017 following construction of a state-of-the-art building at Main and High streets. Most of our other Downtown Campus entities are also located on or near Buffalo’s medical corridor, a lively hub of clinical care, research and educational institutions in the heart of the city. They include the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Research Institute on Addictions, and the Clinical and Translational Research Center.