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.

Here is how the University at Buffalo is charging forward.

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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)
  • 31,503 (Fall 2018)
  • 21,607 undergraduate
  • 9,896 graduate and professional
Degrees Awarded
  • 8,643 (May 2018)
  • 6,043 full-time equivalent employees (2017-2018)
  • 2,533 total faculty (2017-2018)
  • Undergraduate student to undergraduate instructional faculty ratio: 13 to 1 (2017-2018)
  • More than 260,000 in 148 countries
  • More than 135,000 in New York state
Annual Budget
  • Operating revenues: $743 million (FY 2017)
  • Financial statement revenues: $1.34 billion (FY 2017)
  • UB and affiliated entities revenues: $1.7 billion (FY 2017)
Research $401.6 million (FY 2017)  
Endowment $659 million (FY 2017)  
Economic Impact $1.63 billion (FY 2017)

Improving Life With Discovery

UB spends $401.6 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
1,077 acres, 128 buildings

South Campus
Buffalo, New York
153 acres, 50 buildings

Downtown Campus
Buffalo, New York
12 acres, 22 buildings

UB Around the World

For the past 16 years, UB has been among the top 25 US institutions enrolling the largest number of international students. UB partners with 90 leading universities around the world and sends more than 600 students abroad each year.

UB Alumni Move the World

More than 260,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 148 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are:

  • Industrialist and former Indonesian minister of state-owned enterprises — Tanri Abeng
  • Former executive director of World Education Services — Mariam Assefa
  • Former astronaut and NASA mission specialist — Ellen Shulman Baker
  • Award-winning journalist for CNN — Wolf Blitzer
  • Rising Hollywood actor — Winston Duke
  • Executive producer and host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” — Terry Gross
  • Co-founder of Baidu.com, the largest Chinese-language search engine — Li Yanhong (Robin Li)
  • Superstar NFL linebacker — Khalil Mack
  • Founder of New York Fashion Week — Fern Mallis
  • President of Somalia — Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
  • Director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center — Christopher Scolese
  • Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post — Tom Toles
  • President and CEO of Girls, Inc. — Judy Vredenburgh
  • Former Chinese minister of education and current president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering — Zhou Ji

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Graduate Students

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


A Full Spectrum of Programs

  • More than 125 undergraduate degrees, including combined degrees
  • More than 320 graduate, professional and certificate programs
  • 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