Location
Buffalo, NY
Undergrads
17,507
Tuition (in-state)
$16,190 ($5,570)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1769 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I encountered no problems, I was accepted right off that bat into the program.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Generally, the whole campus is windy when there's any variety of inclement weather. This includes the creation of wind tunnels where wind easily doubles in speed through major academic points.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Some programs due to large amounts of students have caused difficulty and obtaining and successfully enrolling in classes which are needed.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a bunch of mom and pop shops which offer many different varieties of food. The staple chains are all nearby, but the true quality and pallet is seen in the small restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I love my university due to the fact that it has an expansive amount of options for things to do. There's both academic and recreational options for almost anything the mind can imagine.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: UB Police and the RA's are very strict about drug use.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: the computers at the university at buffalo are relatively average. once a while they catch a virus and slow down entirely but usually they are good.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: A nightlife at the University at Buffalo isn't limited to the weekends. Any day of the week you will see students getting on the stampede late at night on their way to South Campus. South Campus has frat parties and night clubs.

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College Freshman

Computers: I have my own computer, haven't used the labs and don't intend to. I need to access internet a LOT and work in my dorm room.

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: Mainly, students need to rely on others that have cars on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: High diversity but a lot of negativity of foreign students toward American students. Unfortunate that they keep to themselves and the majority prefer not to associate.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Western New York. It's COLD and SNOWY in the winter and the campus is very windy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The room selection for current students is difficult and frustrating.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The location is in a suburban area where the majority of activities in close proximity are only shopping and dining.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships seem to go to students who don't financially need them and as an incoming freshman, are too dependent on favoritism of high school counselors. My current financial counselor had done very little for me as an incoming Freshman until my mom, who is disabled, cried on the phone. After that, the help was still minimal. Aid and scholarship money should also not go to foreign students.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I could not live in the townhouses the upcoming year with three fellow students which I already know, since I don't have my own vehicle and can't always rely on the bussing system.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: We have a lot of choices with the villas and apartments

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major and the fact that I can easily change it bc there are so many offered

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College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship ever so I am unfit to answer

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Governors is great except it is too loud at night some times because of the lounge set up

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are things to do when you leave south campus but north campus is sort of its own world. There are mall and market buses that take you to Wegmans and the mall and thats nice because you can escape to where ever you please.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As far as I have seen, The off campus housing is good. There are villas right off campus that are really pretty. Its more expensive I think, but its sort of worth it

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You want to be in Ellicott if you can. You won't die in governors or on South, but most of the action happens in Ellicott. The housing process is really sketchy, because the lotto numbers are so random. There are gyms located in the residence halls, and food is always close by, so its pretty convenient, especially in winter when going outside sounds like death.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The big thing here is basketball because our football team sucks.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus so I really can't make any comment about the housing.

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Capen Hall Capen Hall Capen Hall is one of the North Campus's bustling multiuse facilities; it houses the Offices of the President and the Provost, the University Libraries administration, the Undergraduate Library, Science and Engineering Library, Special Collections (the Poe

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Christina Reisenauer
Hometown
Amherst, N.Y.
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From the overwhelmingly diverse campus culture to the odd architecture, UB takes some getting used to. But nearly all students say they've gotten a lot out of their four (or five, or six) years here, and many simply love the place. There are some institutional problems that get people down: administrative hassles, bland campus food, and rotten parking. The decentralized campus can lead to a diminished feeling of community. And the weather is a challenge to the spirit. But UB's modern facilities and world-class computer network get high marks, and most UB students grow to appreciate the great academics, the friendly people, and Buffalo's high quality of life.

UB has a great college experience waiting, but instead of gently offering it to you, it challenges you to "come and get it." If you're not intimidated by the diversity and the sprawling campus and if you get involved, you'll have an eclectic and inspirational experience. Students say UB is no utopia, but it's a lot of fun. And when it's over, nearly everyone remembers it fondly.

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