BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In the interest of public discussion on this
topic, the University at Buffalo would like to present these
- Nearly all (99.2 percent) of UB international students enroll
at UB on non-resident student visas; they cannot become residents
of New York State while on a student visa, and thus they pay full
non-resident tuition for all years while enrolled at
UB. Tuition for out-of-state and international students covers
the direct cost of their education - they do not receive discounted
- The vast majority of UB’s international students are
focused on completing their education while in the U.S. Upon
graduation they plan to return to their home countries to begin
- About 5,000 international students are enrolled at UB and the
university is very pleased they selected UB to pursue their
education; they do not displace New York State
residents. Nearly 24,000 U.S. students enroll at UB,
the majority of who are from New York State.
- UB’s international students offer immeasurable academic
and cultural value to our campuses and local communities, while
making a significant economic impact to Western New York.
- UB’s campus community includes international students
from 115 countries – enriching our campus life and creating
opportunities for cross-cultural exchange.
- UB’s international students help make UB a great,
globally minded university for all UB students by
- Bringing global perspectives to UB classrooms and research
- Helping increase cultural understanding between American
students and those of other nationalities
- Supporting U.S. innovation through their science and
- Supporting programing and services on campus for all
students by paying tuition at out-of-state rates
- UB’s international students had a total economic impact
in WNY of $140,307,100 in 2013, supporting 1,943 jobs here,
according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators.