About the University

University at Buffalo students live and learn on three very different but complementary campuses: the North Campus, in a bustling, inner-ring suburb; the South Campus, in a historic urban neighborhood; and the Downtown Campus, in Buffalo’s dynamic medical corridor.

Lake LaSalle, Baird Point and various buildings on UB's North Campus.

North Campus: Suburban Academic Center

UB’s North Campus, where most of the university’s core academic programs are offered, is located in suburban Amherst. Opened in the early 1970s, it is the largest of our three campuses. Its 125 buildings include state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices. Complementing the built environment are abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods. 

An image of Crosby and Hayes Halls on UB's south campus.

South Campus: Classic Neighborhood Setting

UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Located in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, it is home to classic ivy-covered buildings, as well as residence halls and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions and Nursing are on the South Campus. 

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics Life Sciences Building.

Downtown Campus: Growing Urban Presence

UB is creating a state-of-the-art center for teaching, research and clinical care in downtown Buffalo, sparking a revitalization of New York State’s second-largest city.

With funding from the Governor’s NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program and other sources, including private philanthropy, UB is relocating its Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in downtown Buffalo. The move will align UB medical education, research, and clinical care more effectively with regional hospitals and research partners.

Most of our Downtown Campus buildings are located on or near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC). They include the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the 10-story Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)—built in partnership with Kaleida Health, the region’s largest hospital network—which also houses a UB Biosciences Incubator. In addition, UB built a new home for its Educational Opportunity Center, connected to the UB Downtown Gateway building, which houses university outreach programs.