SUNY University at Buffalo Summary

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Basic Statistics

Buffalo, NY
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
53 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Academics that range from good to extraordinary
  • The genuine, unpretentious, laid-back friendliness of everyone you meet
  • Living in a sophisticated town with some of the best art and architecture in the world
  • 4 a.m. club/bar closing time

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking in Siberia
  • North Campus's dreary isolation and Stalinist architecture (to continue the Russia metaphor)
  • The football team reaching the top of ESPN's "Bottom 10"
  • Finding things in the campus food

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Buffalo Student Reviews

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Campus Housing: I heard its good but who knows

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4 College Student

Academics: Chemical engineering is really good in BU.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I have some knowledge about Buffalo City

College Student

Nightlife: I didn't attend the University at Buffalo yet. But I am going to, since I made my deposit. Hope everything is good.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The location of the campus makes it difficult to fully experience everything Buffalo has to offer.


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