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Top 10 Reasons to Apply to UB

World-Class Reputation

UB is a premier, top-ranked public research university in the United States and the most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. We are a top-ranked university in the world and are recognized as a top destination school for international students.

Exceptional Academics

Breadth and depth are dual hallmarks of a UB education. We offer a unique combination of rigorous academic programs and transformative learning opportunities through more than 100 majors and 60 minors — the widest range of academic programs of any public institution in New York or New England.

Big-city excitement, small-town community

Located on Lake Erie, one of the famous Great Lakes, the Buffalo-Niagara area is a friendly, accessible community that is close and convenient to several major metropolitan areas, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston and Toronto, Canada’s largest urban center. UB is minutes from Niagara Falls, professional sports, world-renowned museums, diverse restaurants and vibrant arts and entertainment.

A Global Perspective

One of UB’s strengths is the diversity of our students, faculty and thinking. We are located on an international border with Canada and connected to countries across the globe. Our commitment to a truly cross-cultural learning environment is reflected in all aspects of campus life, from our classrooms and our living spaces, to the food we eat and the friends we make.

superior value

Among both public and private universities, a UB education is one of the best in the United States for combining high quality and affordability. Our low tuition, comprehensive academic and research opportunities, advising support programs and access to more than $4 million in annual scholarships make us one of the top budget-friendly values around.

vibrant campus life

Life on our dynamic, friendly campuses never stops changing, offering you endless opportunities to have fun, get involved and make lifelong connections. From your first day of orientation until the day you graduate, all aspects of student life—sports, clubs, student activities and our on-campus housing communities—are connected, diverse and welcoming.

Enriched Learning Opportunities

UB’s specialized academic programs let you focus your studies while experiencing a broad range of ideas and expertise. Whether you choose our Discovery Seminars, University Honors College, faculty-led academies, internships or study abroad programs, each one of our many programs offers unique ways to expand your horizons.

a culture of safety

Amherst, N.Y., home to UB’s North Campus, is a friendly suburb of Buffalo that is consistently voted one of the safest communities of its size in the United States. In fact, Western New York is known for its warm and welcoming citizens. UB is committed to providing our students with the safest possible living and learning environment.

strong, caring support

No matter what life brings, UB makes sure that you are welcomed and prepared. Every student can take advantage of our comprehensive academic and personal advising, tutoring and wellness services. Our professional staff serve as your personal guides and will help you feel comfortable with attending university in the U.S.

Preparation for future success

UB equips all students with the skills and experiences needed to achieve professional and personal success. We provide superior career services, on-campus jobs, internships, learning opportunities and mentoring networks with leaders in your field. By graduation, you will be ready to join more than 220,000 alumni in 120 countries in exciting and meaningful work, wherever life takes you.

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News and Announcements
10/14/14
The Office of International Admissions is looking for friendly, responsible and enthusiastic undergraduate students from around the world to become UB International Admissions Ambassadors.
9/8/14

Top-notch academics and the lowest possible debt: That’s the win-win value offered to students by UB, according U.S. News and World Report.   

10/30/14

Two teams emerged victorious after students in the University at Buffalo School of Management squared off to showcase their sales expertise, leadership skills and strategic abilities to a judging panel of IBM professionals.

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