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Recognized by the WSJ/THE College Rankings as the top public university in New York State, and No. 31 nationwide.
Ranked No. 293 out of 19,788 universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings.
The No. 31 public university in the nation, according to the WSJ/THE College Rankings, and No. 38 according to U.S. News & World Report.
The No. 2 public university in the Northeast for the widest range of programs (450+).
Winners of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Foundation “genius award” and (so many) others.
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio—the best of SUNY’s four university centers.
More than 4 million volumes in UB’s libraries and special collections—the most of any SUNY institution.
All students, from their very first year, can participate in research, service learning or experiential learning.
One of the nation’s first honors programs and a jewel in SUNY’s crown.
Any student from any major can study abroad through 1,000+ options across seven continents.
Host of June in Buffalo, the world-renowned new music festival and conference.
Student entrepreneurs compete for startup funding and services in numerous annual competitions.
As an AAU member, recognized as one of the leading North American universities engaged in the highest levels of research.
Recognized by the WSJ/THE College Rankings as the third best public university in the Northeast.
Ensures students graduate on time by following our guidelines—or the remaining tuition is on us.
16 NCAA Division I athletic programs that compete (and win) in the Mid-American Conference.
90% of recent UB undergraduate alumni employed or in graduate school.
UB grads land jobs at Google, NASA, Pfizer, the U.N., CNN, the Smithsonian, Citi, HBO and more.
The sunniest and driest summers of any major city in the Northeast.
World leaders, astronauts, NFL legends, celebrated journalists, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and the list goes on.
One of the leading public research universities in the nation, spending $400+ million annually.
The top New York State public university for research and development.
Dozens of prestigious scholarships won every year, including the Truman, Marshall, Fulbright and more.
An exceptional education with tuition that's a fraction of the cost of our peers'.
More than $370 million in financial aid and scholarships administered annually.
A 60-acre lake, right in the middle of campus, with free kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
One of America’s largest collegiate mud volleyball games.
The No. 1 dining service among SUNY universities and a consistent winner of dining awards.
65-acre living woods right on campus.
High-impact experiential opportunities, both here in Buffalo and around the world.
One of the most international universities in the country, giving students a truly global experience.
Graduated our first female and Black students from the medical school in the late 1800s.
Half of UB's 12 deans are women, including the dean of law and the dean of arts and sciences.
To protest racism, our celebrated 1958 football team turned down UB’s first bowl game invite.
No. 5 on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership list of top colleges and universities.
Solar arrays installed in and around North Campus produce enough energy to power nearly 2,000 homes a year.
No. 1 in the U.S. for health and wellbeing, No. 2 for climate action and No. 4 for clean energy, according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
Recognized by the Certified Wildlife Habitat program for hosting numerous species on campus.
287,000+ helpful UB alumni in all 50 states and 150 countries.
Among the ever-growing plethora of accolades: a “Top 10 American city” (Forbes) and “Best in Travel” (Lonely Planet)
Buffalo named one of the “25 Most Affordable Places to Live” (U.S. News & World Report).
Within a 30-minute drive of numerous beaches along two Great Lakes.
Just minutes from Canada and a short drive to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto.
100+ area festivals every year celebrating everything from jazz to gnomes.
Buffalo-based 43North is one of the world’s leading startup business competitions.
The only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the human brain.
UB’s holdings include a 1950s rocket belt, early manifestos of punk and original “Lone Ranger” radio scripts.
UB’s “Lesbianism 101” was the first course on lesbianism taught in the U.S.
Recognized for advancing the state’s public higher education mission as a leading center for academics and research.
Recognized for a demonstrated commitment to advancing first-generation student success.