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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 20,411
   Women 8,814 (43.2%)
   Men 11,597 (56.8%)
Graduate Students 9,772
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 26,001 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 606 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 564 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,548
Out-of-state: $43,788
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,574
Out-of-state: $26,814
  Room and Board $13,548
Average Percent of Need Met 48%
Average Freshman Award $10,577
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,268
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Buffalo Population 259,384
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 75% of freshmen, 35% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bulls
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.1% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students 15.9% from 87 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 58.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 29.0%