About the University

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.

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 Crosby and Hayes Halls 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.

An image of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics Life Sciences on 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.