UB is a premier public research university that values and pursues academic excellence. We attract exceptional students who are curious, engaged with their studies and determined to succeed while making a difference in the world.
UB has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, in downtown Buffalo.
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
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.
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