Building on Our Success

Hayes Hall.

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.

Institutional Rankings

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:

  • School of Social Work (10)
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (14)
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions (32)
    • Occupational Therapy (29) 
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (30)
    • Industrial Engineering (21)
    • Aerospace Engineering (32)
    • Chemical Engineering (34)     
  • Other Top 25 Graduate Programs
    • Nursing Anesthesia (10)
    • Audiology (20)
    • Library and Information Studies (23)   
    • Rehabilitation Counseling (30)

Leader in Sustainability

UB is consistently recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education. In 2022, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings placed UB:

  • No. 1 in the U.S. in good health and wellbeing
  • No. 2 for climate action 
  • No. 4 in affordable and clean energy
Solar panels on UB's North Campus.

Solar field along the Audubon Parkway near Bizer Creek on North Campus.