Exceptional Academics

A truly transformative education is the journey itself, not just the degree you earn. 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 can conduct cutting-edge research, participate in one of our popular living-learning communities, or create an individualized course of study. The choices are endless, and they’re yours.

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Quick Facts


Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

Comprehensive Campus.

Most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system


13 schools and colleges, including SUNY’s only schools of architecture and law


Student-faculty ratio:
13 to 1

3.6 million.

Libraries and special collections with more than 3.6 million volumes


198 faculty members awarded Excellence in Teaching from SUNY

 Students building a small electric vehicle in the robotics lab.

The ability to choose your own path

We offer the largest menu of academic programs in New York State, with more than 110 undergraduate degrees (including combined degrees), and more than 300 graduate, professional and certificate programs. Choose one of our programs, or design your own.

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Real-world, hands on learning

UB students extend their learning outside of the classroom through internships, service learning, entrepreneurial programs, alternative spring breaks, hackathons and more. Our 80+ study abroad programs provide portals to places and people around the world.

Four students who are participants in the CURCA program.

A culture of collaboration

At UB, we believe in the power of teamwork. Our Communities of Excellence bring together faculty, students and staff across disciplines to tackle urgent global challenges. Through our innovative Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), even freshmen participate in faculty-led research.

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Big thinking in intimate settings

UB is comprehensive, yet close-knit. The Academies—living-learning communities for faculty and students who share an academic interest—make learning here a more personal experience. Our Honors College, the nation’s oldest honors program, brings academically gifted students together for unique learning opportunities.

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Personalized academic advising

UB is dedicated to helping you succeed at university and beyond. Every student receives personalized academic advising. Once you decide what to study, each department and school has more resources for selecting majors and classes. You will have access to advisors who get to know you during your entire time at UB. They can help point you toward a fulfilling career.

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