Guys & Girls

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

Guys & Girls: There is good variety of people on campus. The social life is good.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: When I first attended the University at Buffalo I notice that people look smarter than what I am use to. I come from a low high school with low ratings and was surrounded around people who could care less about school. But I wanted to go to an great college with people of different tendencies and university at buffalo students are a lot different, diverse, friendly, smart and easy to talk to.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are quite a lot of beautiful people round, be it guys or girls.
The attires worn are kinda everything. I see people dressing sloppily and attractively.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: we have a lot of students at ub so we have a good mixture of all types of girls

College Junior

Guys & Girls: I am confused as to why this had asked me to rate girls not the guys?

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 193rd
    Party Guys
  • 310th
    Party Girls
  • 628th
    Friendliest Guys
  • 742nd
    Hottest Guys
  • 846th
    Most Athletic Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christina Reisenauer
Hometown
Amherst, N.Y.
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During the week, everyone’s lust is dulled by classes, but on weekend nights, freshman and sophomore dorms, party houses, and bars overflow with sexual energy. A majority of freshmen seem to be sexually active. Most UB students “grow up,” however, and get exclusive after freshman and sophomore year. Single upperclassmen complain that it’s tough to find a hot guy or a pretty girl who’s not in a relationship and who’s not a jerk. In terms of looks, UB is a numbers game—there are thousands of hot guys and girls, but also, thousands of busted ones. Being easygoing is a virtue at UB; students who are perceived to be trying too hard are disliked.

UB’s guy and girl scene is made up of different subcultures. There is occasionally some regional tension between Upstaters and Downstaters, but it doesn’t seem to prevent anyone from hooking up. UB has several classic types, including artsy girls who dress in fashionable outfits cobbled together from weekly trips to the thrift store, metrosexual guys who put lots of wax in their hair and try to look like models, beautiful girls who mysteriously emerge every spring when winter sweaters and hoodies come off, proud and outspoken LGBT students, strong silent types from the North Country, guys from Downstate who blare hip-hop from their SUVs and ooze with testosterone, international students wearing all kinds of exotic dress and speaking all kinds of different languages, and just everyday girls and guys from around the state who are looking to have as much fun as possible before graduation. It’s an exciting scene, and on weekend nights, everybody who wants some can get it.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
46%
Male Undergrads
54%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
UB, and the surrounding city of Buffalo, has an open and vibrant gay culture. In fact, one of the most popular on-campus events, the Annual Drag Show in the Union, is hosted by the University's chapter of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (LGBTA). Outspoken gay students can join this or any number of organizations. More quiet gay students find the privacy offered by UB's large campus to be liberating.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars in the Heights and Allentown, and Chippewa clubs
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Big student organizations (e.g. Schussmeisters, the ski club)
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Off-campus parties
  2. University Heights bars between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  3. Cheap hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada
  4. The dorms (including lounges)
  5. The campus's hidden places, such as Kanazawa Island and Baird Point
Social Scene
Enrolling at UB from high school is like moving from a small town to a big city, or going from the bar in Cheers to a sprawling dance club. It's easy to meet people, but it's also easy to feel alienated. Students who live on campus join clubs or play sports, and they have no problem making friends and meeting guys and girls. But it's still easy for quiet students to get lost. While most students are genuinely friendly, few people will want to get to know you just because you're in the same school. If you commute from home and don't join any activities, you'll have a hard time meeting people.
Hookups or Relationships?
To some new students, the lively bar scene in Buffalo and Niagara Falls means one thing: hooking up. Random hookups are relatively common. However, because students tend to make a few close friends rather than form large cliques, it's not uncommon for older students to be in long-term relationships. Some older, single students complain that all good-looking upperclassmen are dating a long-term boyfriend or girlfriend. That's why it's so common for upperclassmen guys to hook up with freshman girls.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Students who live on campus have the luxury of meeting girls and guys in all the classic college settings: gyms, dorms, dining halls, and (if you're lucky and smooth) laundry rooms and computer labs. Commuters often have trouble meeting guys and girls unless they join activities, play sports, or go out on the weekends. And it's tough to meet people in class, period. Nine times out of ten, asking out the guy or girl from whom you borrow notes when you skip class is a recipe for disaster. Aside from clubs and activities, the best place to meet people is the University Heights bar and party scene. It's not only where most students go to hook up, it's where to get to know people from class or the dorms in a more casual atmosphere. Though UB is a large school, it's surprising how many familiar faces you'll see on a weekend night in the Heights. If you play your cards right, you'll get at least a phone number or two.
Dress Code
While you'll find interesting fashions on the fringes, most UB students take a bohemian approach to clothing. A majority of students wear jeans to class with hoodies, long-sleeve T-shirts, or untucked button-downs. A general rule is that for every student wearing Ralph Lauren or Kenneth Cole, there's someone who gets their threads off discount racks at local thrift stores. However, a few downstate students sport absolutely cutting-edge fashions. And if you're in a large lecture class, you're likely to have at least a dozen people with Mohawks, fishnets, unusual tattoos, or odd piercings.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 76 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 75 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 87 responses

  • 17% None
  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Friendly
  • 25% Dreamers
  • 25% Diverse
  • 12% Democrats

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 6% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 49% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 44% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 38% Big lecture classes
  • 38% Resident halls
  • 25% Off-campus parties

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Turn to the person next to you in class
  • 38% Join Clubs

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