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. We’re an established leader and are consistently recognized by top university guides and publications for our excellent value and high-quality academics.
High four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall great value.
Stellar academics and for all it is doing to make college
affordable, especially for applicants with need in these tough
—The Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges”
We also offer some of the country’s strongest graduate and professional degree programs, recognized as among the top-tier schools for quality of programs and research, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools”:
Our students are eager to learn and get involved on campus, and they go on to do amazing things. Whether they are conducting climate research in Greenland, performing street theater in Prague or teaching English to refugees, UB students are engaged citizens whose collaborative learning experiences resonate far beyond the classroom.
Our faculty have been recognized as the best teachers and top innovators in the world, winning such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology, the MacArthur Foundation “genius award” and the Guggenheim Fellowship, among others.
UB students have benefited from the expertise and passion of two U.S. astronauts; one of the country’s top geneticists; a Nobel Prize-winning chemist; the “Father of Chinese Physics,” a Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor; one of America’s legendary jazz musicians; and the CEOs of a major cable television network and one of Hollywood’s most successful film companies.
More than 240,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 146 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Association; the former minister of education in the People’s Republic of China; the co-founder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.
Here are just a few of our many accomplished UB alumni: