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

  • #1
  • Public university in New York State
  • Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
  • #38
  • Public university in U.S.
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • #25
  • Most affordable university in U.S.
  • Credit Summit
  • #25
  • In U.S. for hosting international students
  • Institute of International Education
  • #1
  • In U.S. for good health and well-being
  • Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings
  • #2
  • In U.S. for climate action
  • Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings

UB is its own city...

  • 3
  • Campuses

18 residence halls & apartment complexes housing more than 7,000 students

8 solar installations generating enough electricity to power nearly 2,000 homes

11 libraries and collections housing 4 million+ print volumes

1,170 acres

197 buildings

4,575 staff

These are the people who make it hum

Students Faculty
  • 2,641
  • Faculty

members of the National Academies or the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

faculty per year named fellows of their respective professional societies

active patents

Faculty Awards

Nobel Prize

Pulitzer Prize

MacArthur Foundation “genius award”

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Fulbright Award

National Book Award

National Medal of Science

National Medal of Technology

Guggenheim Fellowship

and many more

This is how we change lives

13 schools and colleges

450+ degree programs

12:1 student/faculty ratio

700+ study abroad programs

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

$370 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


Engineering and Applied Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences




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
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New York State’s flagship university

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First SUNY invited
to Join AAU (1989)

  • $428


Annual spending
on research

A few of our biggest grants

$47.5 million

Science and Technology
Center Awards*

$36.7 million

Clinical and Translational
Science Awards**

32 years

Continuous funding for 
Women’s Health Initiative**

*National Science Foundation | **National Institutes of Health

And this is what we do for fun

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Division I
athletic programs

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student clubs

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recreational lake

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fitness centers

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theaters / performance

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living woods

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fully equipped
eSports arena

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art galleries

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bikeshare hubs

Updated as of April 2022