Quick Facts About UB

The University at Buffalo, New York’s flagship and a member of the Association of American Universities, is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional, most affordable universities.

From every vantage point, we rank high

  • #36
  • Public university in U.S.
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • #2
  • In U.S. for climate action
  • Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings
  • #23
  • In U.S. for hosting international students
  • Institute of International Education
  • #2
  • State flagship in U.S. with greatest economic diversity
  • The New York Times
    College-Access Index
  • #3
  • In U.S. for industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings
  • #7
  • In Northeast for undergraduate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review

UB is its own city...

  • 3
  • Campuses

18 residence halls & apartment complexes housing approximately 7,000 students

large ground-mount arrays generating enough electricity to power nearly 2,000 homes

11 libraries and collections housing 4 million+ print volumes

1,170 acres

197 buildings

4,874 staff

These are the people who make it hum

Students Faculty
  • 19,118
  • undergrads
  • 11,263
  • grads

17% international, from 100 countries

41% of domestic students racially/ethnically diverse

19% of undergrads considered first generation

Scholarships and Awards
  • Boren
  • Goldwater
  • Fulbright
  • Marshall
  • Udall
  • Durand
  • Truman
  • Critical Language
  • and many more

This is how we change lives

13 schools and colleges

500+ degree programs

12:1 student/faculty ratio

700+ study abroad programs

100% of students can pursue research, service or experiential learning from year one

$400 million in financial aid/scholarships administered annually

$1,238,000 ROI of a UB education over 30 years*

*college factual

Schools and Colleges

Architecture and Planning

Arts and Sciences

Dental Medicine

Education

Engineering and Applied Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Law

Management

Nursing

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Public Health and Health Professions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Division

Social Work

This is how we change the world

Research Alumni
  • 300,000
  • alumni across 150 countries

A few of our famous alumni

  • Robin Li.
    Robin Li
    1/11/23

    Co-founder of Chinese search engine Baidu.com

  • Terry Gross.
    Terry Gross
    1/11/23

    Executive producer and host of NPR’s “Fresh Air”

  • Winston Duke.
    Winston Duke
    1/11/23

    Leading Hollywood actor

  • Wolf Blitzer.
    Wolf Blitzer
    1/11/23

    Award-winning journalist for CNN

  • Ellen Latham.
    Ellen Latham
    1/11/23

    Founder of Orangetheory Fitness

  • Raven Baxter.
    Raven Baxter
    1/11/23

    Science communicator and STEM educator, aka Raven the Science Maven

Places where UB grads work

  • Google.
    Google
    12/19/22
  • NASA.
    NASA
    12/19/22
  • Pfizer.
    Pfizer
    12/19/22
  • HBO.
    HBO
    12/19/22
  • the Smithsonian.
    the Smithsonian
    12/19/22
  • the U.N.
    the U.N.
    12/19/22

And this is what we do for fun

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16
Division I
athletic programs

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400+
student clubs

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60-acre
recreational lake

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5
fitness centers

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9
theaters / performance
venues

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65-acre
living woods

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1
fully equipped
eSports arena

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3
art galleries

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20
bikeshare hubs

Updated as of April 2022