21,020
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,466
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
57
16128/28088
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York is a University institution located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY  14260-1660
United States
Contact Mr. Lee Melvin
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Email: ub-admissions@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2000

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Pharmacology And Toxicology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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French Checkmark
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Italian Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
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Occupational Therapy Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28,088
Applied
16,128
Accepted
21,020
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

13,448
Females Applied
7,551
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

14,640
Males Applied
8,577
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Portfolio for architecture; audition for dance, music theatre, theatre and music

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan November 15th January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 602 560 640
SAT Math 623 580 670
ACT Composite 26 24 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,870
In-state
24,540
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,229
Full-time student fees
14,213
Room & board
8,273
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Minorities

Financial Aid

10,466
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,937
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,597
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,519
Avg. Loan Aid
4,253
Avg. Grant Aid
7,389
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
99%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

21,020
Total undergrad students
16%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.3%
Black or African American 7.53%
White or Caucasian 47.57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 14.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.4%
Other 4.5%

Gender

Male (56.91%)
Female (43.09%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Opening Weekend, Fallfest/Springfest and Homecoming/Parents' Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
self-defense and awareness programs, security cameras

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,839
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,283
Part-time - 556
Male - 1,062
Female - 777