UB

University at Buffalo

12 Capen Blvd, Buffalo, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,301
  • Class Notes
    3,560
  • Textbook Notes
    403
  • Study Guides
    2,326
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,552
  • Previously Enrolled
    3,048

Overview of University at Buffalo (UB)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:21,020
    • Men:11,963 Men (56.9%)
    • Women:9,057 Women (43.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (UB)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University at Buffalo is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Capen Hall
City, State, Zip
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone
(716) 645-6900
Fax
(716) 645-6411
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 28,088 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 13,448 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 14,640 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,017 (37%) of 16,128 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,577 (34%) of 7,551 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,440 (40%) of 8,577 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
623 average |580-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |24-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
65%
• Score 18 - 23
21%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UB)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,828|Out-of-state: $27,338 (35.79%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,782 (50.18%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,177 (4.29%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,676 (9.74%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University at Buffalo accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002837
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,299 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,416 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,187 (90.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
139 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$10,937
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,650 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,182
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,615 (73.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,978
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 858 (39.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
363 (8.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,026

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,326 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,109 (75.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,673 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9,579 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$10,466
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,422 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,389
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,201 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,516
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,374 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
731 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,253

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,598
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,139

Academics & Instruction (UB)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,283

Part-Time Faculty


556

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


68%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University at Buffalo provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


56.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.2%

Programs & Majors (UB)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (75)


  • 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
  • Biostatistics
  • 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
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • 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
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • 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
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Structural Engineering
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (134)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Canadian Studies
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Structural Biology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (UB)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University at Buffalo offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,453

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
21,020
Women
9,057
Men
11,963

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 17.2% Asian
  • 8.9% Black/African-American
  • 8.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.5% White
  • 5.3% Unknown

International Students


15.6% from 85 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


9,628

Student Resources (UB)

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