In this phase of the University at Buffalo's evolution, UB has set its sights on situating itself among the Top 25 public research universities in the nation within the next decade.
Over the past decade, UB has risen in the ranks of the best public universities, ranking among the Top 40 public universities in the nation for the last five years and the Top 100 public and private universities in the nation for the last seven years.
In both the U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings for 2020, UB achieved an all-time high ranking of 31.
With numerous Top 25 and 35 national rankings, many of UB's individual schools and programs are also recognized among the nation's best. These include the School of Dental Medicine which, according to the Shanghai Rankings, is 8th in the nation and 10th worldwide, and the civil engineering program, which is ranked 5th in the nation and 25th worldwide.
UB's professional schools and programs ranked among the best in graduate education by U.S. News & World Report include:
UB is consistently recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education. In 2022, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings placed UB: