A college education is more than a degree—it’s a journey of personal transformation. We’re with you every step of the way, with an engaged and inspiring faculty, outstanding resources, limitless opportunities and constant, caring support.
We offer the largest menu of academic programs in New York State, with more than 110 undergraduate degrees (including combined degrees), and more than 320 graduate, professional and certificate programs. Choose one of our programs, or design your own.
With an emphasis on critical thinking, ethical reasoning, a global perspective and robust communication skills, the UB Curriculum—our core academic experience—was designed to give you the tools you’ll need to succeed in a diverse and dynamic world, whatever your discipline.
UB is comprehensive, yet close-knit. Our Living Learning Communities give like-minded students with shared interests the opportunity to live together and access programs designed around their goals, making learning here a more personal experience. Our Honors College, one of the nation’s oldest honors programs, brings academically gifted students together for unique learning opportunities.
UB students extend their learning outside of the classroom through internships, service learning, entrepreneurial programs, alternative spring breaks, hackathons and more. Our 80+ study abroad programs provide portals to places and people around the world.
At UB, we believe in the power of teamwork. Our Communities of Excellence bring together faculty, students and staff across disciplines to tackle urgent global challenges. Through our innovative Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), even freshmen participate in faculty-led research.
We help students succeed with their studies, and then we help them prepare for the next stage, whether that’s pursuing an advanced degree, starting a career or taking the one they have to the next level. Graduates gain from our network of 260,000+ alumni across 50 states and 148 countries.
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Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)
Most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system
13 schools and colleges, including SUNY’s only schools of architecture and law
Student-faculty ratio: 14 to 1
Libraries and special collections with more than 3.8 million volumes
More than 200 faculty members awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching—the most of any SUNY institution
Our Finish in 4 program provides personal advising, tutoring services and a customized roadmap to graduation to help undergraduates complete their studies on time. Participating students who follow the program guidelines graduate in four years—or the remaining tuition is on us.
UB’s top-notch facilities make our academic programs more dynamic and prepare our students for the future. View the slideshow to get a glimpse.
UB’s Center for the Arts, an award-winning performance venue and home to the Media Study, Theatre and Dance, and Art departments
Inside the Center for the Arts, scene and costume shops and a craft room serve the Department of Theatre and Dance.
The New York State Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), a major UB research center for the creation of new technologies to improve health
The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) serves as an integrated academic home for clinical and translational science, and as the hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium.
Davis Hall, part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a LEED Gold facility, supports instruction and research in nanotechnology, pattern recognition and bio-based security systems.
A “clean room” inside Davis Hall, a particle-, pollutant- and vibration-controlled atmosphere for nanotechnology research
A thorough restoration of Hayes Hall has transformed the iconic landmark (recently named to the National Register of Historic Places) into a sleek, sustainable home for the School of Architecture and Planning.
Inside Hayes Hall, with dynamic, learning-centered spaces created through the $44 million restoration project
The downtown building for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The cutting-edge facility anchors Buffalo’s evolving comprehensive academic health center.
Inside the newly renovated Silverman Library, a 21st-century “learning landscape” featuring innovative study spaces, high-tech classrooms, multimedia suites and more
Lippes Concert Hall, part of Slee Hall, which also houses two rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and an electronic music room—all facilities of the Department of Music
UB’s award-winning Solar Strand, a 3,200-panel photovoltaic array that saves hundreds of tons of greenhouse gases each year
Students and faculty conducting research on the Lake Erie shore, one of UB’s many classrooms-outside-the-classroom