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Choosing a Quality University

As you consider offers from UB and other top universities you have a difficult decision to make. Let us show you why you should call UB your home away from home.

The clearest and easiest way to make this decision is to make a point-by-point comparison. Because we’re confident that UB is a good match for you, we'll help you get started.

What should you consider and compare? Some criteria, like price and ranking, are easy to compare, but there are other important factors that will impact your educational experience, too.

  • What kinds of opportunities will you have to enrich your education outside the classroom?
  • How flexible is the university to accommodate your unexpected needs to change your major or add a minor or engage in one-on-one research with a professor?
  • Does the university actually provide you with experiences that prepare you for a career in our global, interconnected and interdependent world?

If you haven't already made a comparison worksheet, making one can be a helpful way to see what UB can offer that other schools can not.

With everything UB offers, it's clear why we are the best choice for you!


Our tuition is a fraction of the cost of a private college or university of comparable quality. And our reputation for value is recognized each year by the leading publications.


UB is the premier public research university in the Northeastern United States and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system.


From your first day on campus until the moment you graduate, the University at Buffalo gives you the flexibility and opportunities to get the most out of your academic experience.


You’ll find many opportunities to engage with the world beyond our borders, no matter what you study at UB. After all, Buffalo is an international border city with Canada!


The Buffalo Niagara region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.


With more than 200 clubs to choose from—plus faculty presentations, outdoor movie nights, performing arts and sporting events—your day can be anything but ordinary.


The University at Buffalo offers many exciting ways to learn, including Discovery Seminars, intensive research opportunities, internships and study abroad programs.

From navigating the immigration process to simply getting from the airport to our campus, you’ll feel more welcome and at ease when you work with UB’s comprehensive network of support services.
UB creates critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, knowledge creators and leaders. We’ll help you achieve your goals through close collaborative relationships with our faculty, research opportunities, mentoring, internships and experiential learning. 

UB is committed to providing all members of its campus community with a safe, friendly and welcoming environment to live, learn, work and visit.

Ready to take the next step?