Connecting, supporting and guiding first-generation students throughout their college journey.
Being the first in your family to attend college is a huge accomplishment and a remarkable step for your future. The University at Buffalo recognizes the achievements of first-generation college students, faculty and staff. We are showing our commitment to our first-gen population with the ongoing development of resources and tools to build awareness of unique first-gen experiences and to foster a community of individuals just like you.
Proud To Be First supports the academic, social and professional development of first-generation Bulls and their families by providing connections to campus resources, peer mentoring, networking opportunities with faculty, staff and peers, events and more.
At the University at Buffalo, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) has not achieved a bachelor’s degree at the time of the person's first application for admission to the university, or the student’s first application for financial aid at UB.
of higher education students today are the first in their family to attend college.
of first-generation college students complete a bachelor's degree in four years.
of the University at Buffalo's incoming freshmen are considered first generation.
of the University at Buffalo's undergraduate student population is considered first generation.