University at Buffalo, SUNY

2,492 reviews
  1. Buffalo, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
University at Buffalo, SUNY is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

University at Buffalo, SUNY Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,546/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,146/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,669/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,961/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,278/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,735/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.196 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,166Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Work hard, party harder
    12%
  • Ambitious
    11%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Dreamers
    4%
  • Democrats
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.206 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.267 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Large
    39%
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Too large
    10%
  • Dope
    6%
  • Incredible
    1%
  • Opportunity
    1%

After University at Buffalo, SUNY

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.138 responses

Reviews

2,492 reviews
  • Excellent
    357
  • Very Good
    890
  • Average
    1009
  • Poor
    145
  • Terrible
    91
Unfortunately I had a terrible experience with one of my roommates first semester. I would NOT recommend getting anything bigger than a double. You'll get tired of more than 2 people in a room very quickly, TRUST ME, especially when the triples and quads aren't that big. If you do not hate your roommate by the end of the year that is a big accomplishment! It's best to live on north campus (where I lived) first semester because you're within a close proximity to class buildings and the student union. However, south campus DEFINITELY has its perks since the greek houses, bars, and town are closer and its WAY easier to get back home from a night out since you don't necessarily have to rely on the buses to get back home. Do roommate/dorm request EARLY so you end up with the roommate you want (unlike me who ended up in a quad with people I really didn't get a long with).
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
At the beginning of each year, there is a homecoming game which involves UB football team. I have attended this freshman year and was fascinated by the amount of students wearing blue and white. Its incredible how my university show so much spirit! As for other clubs involving sports, but are not varsity also are amazing. People sign up, and meet thier coaches and get started right away!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
UB is very misunderstood. It's a great school, known nationally and all people can talk about is the weather. The academics are taught well, but there are those bad professors. I encourage dorming! It's a great experience that everyone should have at least once in their lives.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago