Location
Buffalo, NY
Undergrads
17,507
Tuition (in-state)
$16,190 ($5,570)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: I honestly have only gone to a couple frat parties and each one was full of grabby boys.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Unless you are going to parties where you know people will be drinking or smoking, you will not be pressured or anything and will be safe from it all. You put yourself into those situations, and then it can get pretty bad.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I just love that there is a Taco Bell, McDonald's, and a Burger King all pretty close by driving. Also a KFC by South!

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm not worried at all yet, I'm just a freshman and haven't been officially accepted to my program yet. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) But I'm pretty sure I'll be fine :)

3 College Freshman

Majors: The only thing with getting into the program is you must have a high GPA of combined Science Course and Math Courses.

1 College Freshman

Weather: So much wind around here! It wouldn't be so cold if it wasn't for the wind!

3 College Freshman

Computers: I'm very glad I brought my own computer because it's much more convenient. Also, the Wi-Fi is pretty awful. UB "Secure" Wi-Fi

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The main thing that freaked everybody out was when there was a gunman from a robbery nearby who ended up having an Airsoft gun and not a real one -_-

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Love meeting different kinds of people; definitely an eye-opening experience.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's really close to the airport, metro, and train. 30 min away for each at the most

1 College Junior

Weather: i hate the weather here!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: its college there bound to be drugs

2 College Junior

Transportation: the campuses are too far apart

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: sometimes they cant do much

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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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