BUFFALO, N.Y. – Times Higher Education has again named the
University at Buffalo as one of the world’s top 200
UB is ranked 176th in the 2013-14
Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from last
year’s ranking of 198. The ranking assesses the performance
of the world’s best research universities, using 13
performance indicators to analyze how well universities are doing
in core missions of teaching, research, faculty citations,
knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In the North American region, UB is ranked 74th.
Times Higher Education is a leading higher education magazine
based in London. The data for the rankings were collected by
Thomson Reuters, which considered about 700 institutions in 69
According to the ranking methodology, UB ranked particularly
high in faculty citations, which examines “research
influence” by capturing the number of times a university's
published work is cited by scholars globally. The citations
indicate how much each university is contributing to the sum of
human knowledge, according to Times Higher Education. “They
tell us whose research has stood out, has been picked up and built
on by other scholars and, most importantly, has been shared around
the global scholarly community to push further the boundaries of
our collective understanding, irrespective of
UB also ranked highly in international outlook, which examines
diversity on campus and to what degree faculty collaborate with
international colleagues on research projects – “both
signs of how global an institution is in its outlook,”
according to Times Higher Education.
UB enrolled 29,940 students this fall, a record-setting number
that reflects UB’s growing reputation as a world-class
research university where students have the opportunity to work
alongside top scholars and learn in a vibrant and diverse academic
At the undergraduate level, UB enrolled about 3,700 freshmen,
one of the largest freshman classes in university history.
For the first time, UB graduate enrollments exceeded 10,000
students, with new graduate enrollments at an all-time high,
consistent with the university’s core mission of educating
leaders in a wide range of fields and advancing understanding in
With an enrollment of more than 4,800 international students, UB
is one of the most globalized campuses in the United States. The
university also has consistently earned recognition for offering an
excellent, affordable education. During a visit to campus in
August, President Barack Obama cited the university’s
commitment to ensuring that students graduate with little or no
In September, UB placed ninth in the U.S.
News and World Report’s most recent ranking of
universities nationwide that graduate students with the least debt,
while also earning the 51st spot on the magazine’s list of
best public universities.