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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on off-campus housing, but if you have a car, it's pretty affordable. Buffalo is affordable compared to a lot of NY.

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Off-Campus Dining: I haven't gone to too many off-campus places, but if you have a car, it's certainly possible to go. My friends and I have gone to some of the places around the mall, which were pretty good, and when my family visit, we go to The Pearl Street Brewery in Buffalo, which is lovely. Buffalo has quite a few dining options, the only problem is getting to them and not being a broke college student.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You either want to be female or have a friend at the parties. There are a lot of open parties at the beginning of the semester, but they taper off over the rest of the semester. The open parties tend to be frats, and range from fun to major sausage fests. As a girl, don't go alone, and don't leave without your friends. Stick together, some of the parties are sketchier than others, I went to a frat party with a bunch of respectful guys who took a lot of my alcohol when playing flip cup so I didn't drink too much, but the next weekend I went to a party where a stranger groped me and tried to unhook my bra. You win some, lose some. If you want to go to other parties, you need to know somebody.

4 College Freshman

Administration: If you aren't rowdy, they really don't want to bust you. I had friends who were partaking in underaged drinking in the dorms but called under the Good Samaritan policy when one of their friends had too much to drink and just had to take an alcohol awareness class. I had other friends who got through whole semesters getting high everyday (not recommended) and were never caught. It really depends on how loud and annoying you're being. Usually RAs are pretty lax, you just can't shove it in their faces that you're doing something not really legal, and be polite to your fellow residents.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I only chose UB because of my scholarship. It was awarded to me in my acceptance letter and was the big reason I came here. Otherwise, I don't have much experience with the financial aid process.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's nothing special. The dining halls are clean and not disgusting. You'll quickly learn the best times to get food, so you don't stand in lines for very long. The dollar values for each meal were plenty for me, even on a 14-a-week meal plan; however, I had (mostly guy friends) who would run out of meals when on the 19. It just depends on how much you eat, exercise, and whether you're planning on gaining the Freshman 15. I love going to Edgy Veggie, and two to three times a week, I'll go to Pistachio's. But! Watch yourself. The Freshman 15 are real, especially if you're going to eat pasta all the time. Sometimes it feels hard to get all the fresh vegetables, fruit, and fish that I'm used to at home, but if I rotate between going to C3, Edgy Veggie, and Au Bon Pain (in Greiner), then I can pretty much fulfill the requirement of the pyramid.

You're in charge of your own diet here, and it's important to remember that you can find everything you need to be healthy, you just have to make good choices. And maybe don't buy as many pints of Ben and Jerry's from the Elli as I did.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't gorgeous, but they're livable. They aren't anything special, but they aren't gross. The cleaning staff does a great job trying to keep everything clean, and the rooms are more spacious than the ones at the private schools my friends are attending. If I were you, I'd live on North Campus, there's just a lot more going on. South is by all the frats, and the night life is ok, but I personally wouldn't choose to live there. And, chances are, if you're not a nursing student, most of your classes will be on North.

The social life is pretty good. There's almost always an event going on, and even though there are a lot of commuter students, there are tons of resident students. If you are open to meeting new people, you'll be able to make some friends. Don't lose hope if it takes you a bit, either. People will look like they have a ton of friends your first semester, but everyone is as lonely and lost as you are. It takes time to cultivate friends, but with so many people on campus, you definitely will.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I live in another town, but my housing is fine.

College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I am rarely in town long enough to eat.

College Student

Party Scene: I dont live in the same town as my college

College Student

Administration: I am not on campus very often

3 College Student

Scholarships: employees in the financial aid office are snippy and not helpful at times.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't leave campus to eat.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go to parties

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'm not eligible. I had to take out all loans for college so far

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are so many options.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Greiner Hall. It's a new and really nice building.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love going to school at UB. It truly is an amazing school to attend.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I believe many of the professors at UB are excellent and intelligent people and I have learned a lot from them. However, I have a few professors that are not up to par with their colleagues, but this is typical at any college.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UB is a great school to go to if one is serious about getting a fulfilling career. UB's engineering and business schools are highly ranked. Many top employers have come to campus to recruit students.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is wide range of different types of people who attend UB from all over New York. I believe that my social life at UB is way better than high school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I truly believe that UB is one of the safest campuses around, the administration and campus police are very proactive in preventing issue of sexual assault, and drug and alcohol abuse.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a wide variety of fraternities and sororities at UB, I personally do not know much about greek life but I do there is a frat for just about any interest group.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I always enjoy attending sporting events at UB. The student body is always really exited to watch their team and our basketball team this past year won the MAC championship. The athletic facilities are nice, however they could be renovated and updated.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus I am a freshman and next year am living on campus again so I don't know how off-campus is.


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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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