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UB at a Glance

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.

Here is how the University at Buffalo is charging forward.

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Facts and Figures

Name University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Affiliation A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.  
Founded 1846  
Character UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.  
President Satish K. Tripathi
Athletics Division I, Mid-American Conference
Mascot Victor E. Bull
Student Body (head count)
  • 30,648 (Fall 2017)
  • 21,020 undergraduate
  • 9,628 graduate and professional
Degrees Awarded
  • 8,659 (May 2017)
  • 6,043 full-time equivalent employees (2017-2018)
  • 2,533 total faculty (2017-2018)
  • Undergraduate student to undergraduate instructional faculty ratio: 13 to 1 (2017-2018)
  • More than 255,000 in 150 countries
  • More than 135,000 in New York state
Annual Budget
  • Operating revenues: $739 million (FY 2016)
  • Financial statement revenues: $1.305 billion (FY 2016)
  • UB and affiliated entities revenues: $1.6 billion (FY 2016)
Research $389.6 million (FY 2016)  
Endowment $601 million (June 2016)  
Economic Impact $1.6 billion (FY 2016)

Improving Life With Discovery

UB spends $389.6 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements.

Discovery into Innovation

UB faculty inventors have contributed to the invention of the following:

  • implantable battery-operated cardiac pacemaker
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer
  • photodynamic cancer therapy
  • Infasurf lung surfactant
  • pattern recognition software
  • Talent™ thoracic stent graft
  • teleradiology 3-D viewer and data transmission system

Pride of Place

North Campus
Amherst, New York
1,077 acres, 125 buildings

South Campus
Buffalo, New York
153 acres, 49 buildings

Downtown Campus
Buffalo, New York
19 buildings

UB Around the World

For the past 15 years, UB has been among the top 25 US institutions enrolling the largest number of international students. UB partners with 85 leading universities around the world and sends more than 600 students abroad each year.

UB Alumni Move the World

More than 255,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 150 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Association; the former minister of education in the People’s Republic of China; the CEOs of J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist. 

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Graduate Students

Tuition, fees, room and board vary per department/school and residential location/size.


A Full Spectrum of Programs

  • More than 110 undergraduate degrees, including combined degrees
  • More than 300 graduate, professional and certificate programs
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Dental Medicine
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Law
  • Management
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Professions
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division
  • Social Work