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.
Our first university president, Millard Fillmore, was also the 13th President of the United States.
183 UB faculty have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, more than any other school in the SUNY system!
High four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at
graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall
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.
Our 220,000 alumni are making a difference in 120 countries, contributing to solutions to today’s most pressing social problems and improving life for communities around the world.
Here are just a few of our many accomplished UB alumni: