University at Buffalo is a public research-intensive university founded in 1846. It is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64 campuses of the State University of New York system.

Key Facts


  • #93 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #34  in Top Public Schools
  • #69 in Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #81 in Business Programs
  • #61 in Computer Science

Year founded

  • 1846

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation 

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 21,020 

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 9,628 

Student-faculty ratio

  • 13:1 

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 57% 

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1225 / ACT 26

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.6

International student population

  • 15.8% 

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $51,100

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Engineering; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $27,758 / $13,723 (2018 – 19) 


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School, School of Management, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, School of Social Work, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Division.

  • Over 460 student clubs and organizations
  • More than 110 undergraduate majors and 60 minors
  • Over 320 master’s, doctoral, professional and certificate programs offered at graduate level
  • Famous alumni include Wolf Blitzer, journalist, TV news anchor and CNN reporter, and Emmy Award winner; John R. Alm, former CEO and the member of board of directors for Coca-Cola Enterprises; Bob Swan, business executive and current CEO of Intel Corporation, former CFO of Electronic Data Systems and eBay 
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