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How do you measure value?

At the University at Buffalo, we offer a world-class education at an affordable price.

Our tuition is a fraction of the cost of a private college or university of comparable quality. Our reputation for value is recognized year after year as being among the best in the nation by Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s, U.S. News & World Report and other leading publications. And, most importantly, by our students.

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Points of distinction

Here are just a few of the distinctions that make the University at Buffalo an excellent value:

Depth and breadth

UB offers New York’s most comprehensive list of majors, programs and innovative research opportunities, giving you hands-on experience in whatever field you choose to study.

Study with the best

Our renowned faculty have included National Medal of Science, Nobel, Pulitzer and other award winners, and our students reach high levels of distinction as Fulbright, Goldwater and Udall scholars, and as National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

High satisfaction. Low debt.

Our world-class education is matched by UB’s highly competitive tuition, room and board, and fees. UB students receive among the highest percentages of gift aid and educational loans in the country, and they graduate with some of the least debt.

Graduate on time and within budget

To help you complete your studies in four years instead of the average five or six, our Finish in 4 program provides customized advising support throughout your time at UB.

What the experts say

Ranked in the Top 20 nationwide for graduating students with the “least debt.” More than half of UB students graduated without debt.
U.S. News & World Report

Stellar academics and for all it is doing to make college affordable, especially for applicants with need in these tough economic times.
—The Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges”

High four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall great value.

We invest in you

We invest in our students, faculty, and researchers by ensuring the equipment and facilities they work in are state of the art.


Learn About UB

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