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
The University at Buffalo is an extremely diverse environment. The student population itself is also very diverse. Students all come from extremely different economic backgrounds and even from different levels of education. Many students also come from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds and many also hold different interests or opinions. A significant amount of the student population comes from different countries and religious backgrounds. It is probably true that there is a club or association that fits anyones preference. For example there are several different sports teams and clubs including football, dance, swimming and even Quidditch! Many students have also started clubs that help them explore different religions. There are clubs that bring together people that want to learn about Judaism, Christianity, and also Islam. Not only do student have the ability to meet people of certain religions in these clubs but also the school is a short distance away from several prayer halls. There are also clubs that students can join which allow them to express their political beliefs. This school is the definition of a diverse environment.
  • College Junior
  • July 11 2012
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
UB continues to increase the amount of students that are accepted into the school, however with both newcomers and residing students the University has not yet made an attempt to increase parking spaces due to the growing population. In addition, there are lots of reserved parking for the professional staff, however during the late hours of night when that side of the parking lot is empty but students flock to secure study rooms in Capen Hall, beware of the temptation to park in that designated area! UB Police will ticket you with a hefty fine ranging between $50-100 just because the parking lot is designated for professors only even when they are not there! Parking permits cost approximately $15 for the school year. There is most definitely a need for a car on either campus. Yes, South Campus is a walk-able neighborhood that does not necessarily require a car, however, the traveling time between South and North Campus via UB transporation can very much eat up 30-45 minutes when in reality the traveling time is approximately 15-20 minutes of driving time. Anyone living on North Campus without a car will feel trapped within the borders of the campus. There isn't much to do or see on North besides the academic buildings and the dormitories. UB can most certainly do with some additional parking or a change to the parking laws of the available parking lots.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 3 2014