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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World-Renowned Faculty

At UB, your professors are committed to lead by example and to prepare you for what’s next. UB has more than 2,200 highly trained faculty who rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, they engage in research that advances existing knowledge and improves quality of life all over the world.

 Students building a small electric vehicle in the robotics lab.
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A Global Perspective

Experience the world beyond our borders, no matter what you study at UB. After all, Buffalo is an international border city with Canada. We offer multicultural campus experiences and an academic environment that prepares you for life in an interconnected, global society. 

Enriched Learning Opportunities

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.

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Preparation for Future Success

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. 

We encourage our students to make connections and engage with the world, and we’ll help you develop the skills and mindset that will position you for success.

Strong, Caring Support

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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