University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo, founded in 1846, is a public, comprehensive university in the State University of New York system. Its programs include pharmacy, architecture, and a professional program in law. Its 1,350-acre main campus is located in downtown Buffalo.

Website: www.buffalo.edu/

Public
Co-ed
21,607
Undergraduate
Students
(43.6%) 9,414 Women
(56.4%) 12,193 Men
9,896
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 31,196 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
91.9
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,329
Out-of-state: $45,999
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,099
Out-of-state: $27,769
Room and Board
$14,213
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$10,448
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,062
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,302
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulls
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.6% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.6% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students
14.9%
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Capen Hall
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone
(716) 645-6900
Fax
(716) 645-6411
E-mail
ub-admissions@buffalo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for architecture; audition for dance, music theatre, theatre and music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 31,196 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 15,597 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 15,599 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,017 (35%) of 17,423 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,759 (33%) of 8,475 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,404 (38%) of 8,948 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
2,841
Students Accepting Wait List Position
694
Students Admitted From Wait List
168

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
91.9
3.75 and Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21%
Score of 24 - 29
62%
Score of 18 - 23
17%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,329
Out-of-state: $45,999
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,099
Out-of-state: $27,769
Room and Board
$14,213
Books and Supplies
$1,203
Other Expenses
$2,814
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
ubfa@buffalo.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002837
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,479 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,806 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,210 (90.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
139 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$10,448
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,692 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,915
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,491 (73.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,706
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 857 (39.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
305 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,869

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,809 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,690 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,119 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
742 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,735
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,929 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,427
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,169 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,523 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
723 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,841

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,062
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private lenders

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,223
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, law
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,302
Part-Time Faculty
511
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
70%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,387,827
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3061
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Law
  • Epidemiology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Library Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Law
  • Epidemiology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology

Location and Setting


Buffalo Population
259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,350 acres

Weather

Temperature
17 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulls
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
21,607
Women
9,414 (43.6%)
Men
12,193 (56.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
19,941
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.6% Asian
9.4% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.6% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students.
14.9%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
9,896

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 35%

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