Why UB is Right for You

Congratulations! You've been accepted to the University at Buffalo, one of the premier research universities in the United States. As you consider offers from UB and other top universities you have a difficult decision to make. Let us show you why you should call UB your home away from home.

The clearest and easiest way to make this decision is to make a point-by-point comparison. Because we’re confident that UB is a good match for you, we'll help you get started.

What should you consider and compare? Some criteria, like price and ranking, are easy to compare, but there are other important factors that will impact your educational experience, too.

  • What kinds of opportunities will you have to enrich your education outside the classroom?
  • How flexible is the university to accommodate your unexpected needs to change your major or add a minor or engage in one-on-one research with a professor?
  • Does the university actually provide you with experiences that prepare you for a career in our global, interconnected and interdependent world?

If you haven't already made a comparison worksheet, making one can be a helpful way to see what UB can offer that other schools can not.

  • World-Class Reputation
    UB is a premier, top-ranked public research university in the United States and the most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. We are a top-ranked university in the world and are recognized as a top destination school for international students.
  • Superior Value
    Among both public and private universities, a UB education is one of the best in the United States for combining high quality and affordability. Our low tuition, comprehensive academic and research opportunities, advising support programs and access to more than $4 million in annual scholarships make us one of the top budget-friendly values around.
  • Exceptional Academics
    Breadth and depth are dual hallmarks of a UB education. We offer a unique combination of rigorous academic programs and transformative learning opportunities through more than 100 majors and 60 minors — the widest range of academic programs of any public institution in New York or New England.
  • Vibrant Campus Life
    Life on our dynamic, friendly campuses never stops changing, offering you endless opportunities to have fun, get involved and make lifelong connections. From your first day of orientation until the day you graduate, all aspects of student life—sports, clubs, student activities and our on-campus housing communities—are connected, diverse and welcoming.
  • Welcoming Community
    Many things may change around the world but the United States is still the premiere destination for an excellent education and UB is always a great place to call home.
  • Beautiful Buffalo
    The Buffalo-Niagara region is defined by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents. In fact, one of Buffalo’s nicknames is “The City of Good Neighbors.” Buffalo is big enough to have professional sports teams and world-renowned cultural institutions, yet it brims with small-town charm and convenience. We take pride in being friendly, caring and full of fun — especially in the snow!