University At Buffalo

University At Buffalo

State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY at Buffalo, is a co-educational public research university. It has multiple campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. It was established in the year 1846. The university offers more than 80 bachelor degrees, over 80 master degrees, and more than 70 doctoral degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • The College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Education
  • The Graduate School of Social Work
  • The Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • The School of Architecture and Planning
  • The School of Dental Medicine
  • The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • The School of Management
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • The School of Nursing
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • The School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • The UB Law School

SUNY at Buffalo's sports teams are known as the Buffalo Bulls.

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University at Buffalo
3435 Main Street
Buffalo , NY 14214
General Phone: (716) 645-2000

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University at Buffalo Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,342American studies, Asian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, German language, French language, Italian language, ...
Business and Management1,074business management, accounting, small business operations, finance, business and related services
Engineering672engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Science604biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, bacteriology, physiology, exercise physiology, pathology, pharmacology, ...
Therapy and Counseling468psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, mental health counseling, physical therapy
Education and Teaching466education, multilingual education, multicultural education, educational administration, higher education administration, elementary/middle school admin, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, social foundations of education, ...
Media385communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Medicine374neuroscience, dentistry, orthodontology, advanced dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health
Computer Science and Engineering258computer and info science, information science, computer science, computer support, computer engineering
Law246law, foreign lawyers, legal research
Nursing and Emergency Medicine211registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, mental health nursing, critical care nursing, various nursing
Architecture and Planning200architecture, urban planning, environmental design
Family and Social Work172social work
Medical Support and Technology125audiology, audiology and speech pathology, nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech
Mathematics92mathematics, math
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy80nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Fine Arts77fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts54dance, drama, stagecraft, various performing arts
Religion and Philosophy29philosophy
Music29music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology
Art Studies27art studies, arts management
Medical Administration22pharmacy courses
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art, film studies

Number of programs and degrees for University at Buffalo in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,96666
Master's degree1,97397
Doctor's degree37361
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Post-master's certificate13518
First-professional degree5654
Associate's degree01

University at Buffalo Student Body

In 2007-2008, University at Buffalo had a total enrollment of 28,054 students (24,670 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 27%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 26%
22-24 24%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York85%
(International Students)9%
New Jersey1%

University at Buffalo Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 55 %

University at Buffalo Room and Board (2007)

University at Buffalo offers campus housing for 7,547 of its 24,670 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Buffalo, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University at Buffalo Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math540650
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University at Buffalo Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,285
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,545
Room and board $ 9,552
Room charge $ 5,698
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,360
Books and supplies $ 947
Other expenses $ 1,274

Financial Aid:
University at Buffalo participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 283700)

University at Buffalo Faculty

University at Buffalo has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track210136
Non-tenured and not on tenure track218192

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year30$167,6576$123,250
Associate professorcalendar year30$114,91617$109,746
Assistant professorcalendar year31$93,99233$83,899
Instructorcalendar year3$63,6754$64,685
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year95$122,77562$93,608

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year275$127,44456$118,232
Associate professoracademic year158$89,054101$84,180
Assistant professoracademic year150$74,725130$67,531
Instructoracademic year1*4$52,723
Lectureracademic year9$66,78325$63,402
All faculty totalacademic year593$102,835316$81,323

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University at Buffalo Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports59103162

University at Buffalo Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Exercise Physiology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Structural Biology
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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