University at Buffalo-SUNY

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University at Buffalo-SUNY

In-state Tuition

$6,068 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$12,328 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Architecture & Planning Library (APL), Health Sciences Library (HSL), Law Library, Lockwood Library, Media Center, Music Library, Poetry & Rare Books Collection, Science & Engineering Library, Undergraduate Library, University Archives.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,390,583 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 34,965 current serial subscriptions.
  • 5,406,498 microforms.
  • 190,800 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

UB Center for the Arts, Slee Concert Hall, Anthropology Research Museum, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Center for Computational Research (CCR), Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition Center, New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII), Pharmacy Museum, Poetry and Rare Books Collection, The Virtual Site Museum, Electronic Poetry Center, Archeological Survey Center, Anderson Gallery, and numerous research centers.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,475 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 100 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 90 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 300 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 70 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 9,420 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 38% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 35% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Triples.
  • 29% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 9% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 111 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 50% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: The Office of Special Events is responsible for programming many significant University-wide events which contribute directly to academic and student life, scholarly recognition, and University enhancement. Some of these include the University’s Convocation, Commencement, Distinguished Speakers Series, the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, and the Fenton Lecture. They also plan and participate in Preview Day, Homecoming/Parents weekend, and various fests. Visit: http: //www. student-affairs. buffalo. edu/special/specialevt. shtml for more information. The Office of Student Life is responsible for Opening Weekend, Homecoming/Parents Weekend, Haunted Union, Senior Celebration, UB Pride Day, September Welcome, Festival of Traditions, January Jumpstart, Play Day, Cultural Bazaars, Greek organizations, leadership activites, and more. The Office of Special Events and Student Life work together on many of the campus wide events. Check out http: //www. student-affairs. buffalo. edu/activities/specevents. shtml for more information. The Undergraduate Student Association is responsible for several major events which include Spring and Fall Fests, Spirit Week, International Fiesta, Black Explosion Fashion Show, Apollo Night, campus movie series and more. Check out their website at http: //www. sa. buffalo. edu; The Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board put together Oozfest every year in April, which is one of the largest mud volleyball tournaments in the country.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 300 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Golden Key, Kappa Psi, Lambda Alpha, Lambda Kappa Sigma, Mortar Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Chi, Rho Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Methodist Episcopal, Baha’l Faith, Baptist Campus Fellowship, Bible Talk, The Bridge, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Campus Church Connexion, Campus Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chabad/Jewish Student Center, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Christian Medical and Dental, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, Elijah Ministries, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Evangel Assembly of God, Frontier Baptist Assoc. , Hillel, InterFACE Ministries, International Students, Inc. , InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish Student Union, Living Water Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, The Naz, North Campus Newman Center, Orthodox Christian Ministries, Pagan Student Association, South Campus Newman Center, The Tabernacle Campus Ministry, Trading Post 317, UB for Christ, Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry, University Christian Fellowship, Vintage, Youth with a Mission, Zion Dominion.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Graduate Student Association, African Student Association, Black Student Union, Organization of Arab Students, Asian American Model Minority Myth Research Group, Asian American Student Union, Asian Graduate Student Association, Bangladesh, Bhangra Club, Graduate British Studies Group, Bulgarian Graduate Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Graduate Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Club, Cultural Bazaars Planning Committees, Diversity Advocates, Filipino-American Student Association, French Connection Graduate Student Association, German Exchange Graduate Student Organization, Hellenic Graduate Association, Haitian Student Association, Indian Graduate Student Association, Indian Student Association, Indonesian Student Association, Japan International Society, Korean Folk Art, Korean Student Association, Latin American Student Association, PODER: Latinos Unidos, Malaysian Student Association, Middle East Graduate Student Organization, Minority Undergraduate Higher Education Management Development Program, Council of Ongwehonwe Graduate Students, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Native American Peoples Alliance, Pakistani Student Association, Persian Graduate Student Association, Polish Student Union, SMA Multicultural Advisory Board, Taiwanese Student Association, Thai International, Turkish Graduate Association, Turkish Student Association, Ukrainian Student Association, Vietnamese Graduate Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Choral Organization, Civic Symphony, Volunteer Public Safety Aid, and various departmental, professional, service, and special-interest groups. Some of UB’s musical groups are: UB Royal Pitches, UB Chips, UB Mixed Nuts, Club Dance Dance Revolution, Dazzlers, Gospel Choir, Hip Hop Student Association, Impulse Dance Force, Jam Club, Ballroom Dancing, and Step Troupe. The Undergraduate Student Association has over 180 student organizations: (Academic, Engineering, International, People of Color, Special Interest, Service, Hobby & Sports Clubs). Visit www. getinvolved. buffalo. edu for a more complete list of all the clubs and organizations at the University at Buffalo.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Spectrum (three times per week); Colours (bi-monthly); Generation (weekly); The Quill (monthly); Visions (monthly); Engineering Angle


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo, NY (7), Toronto, Ontario – Canada (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo, NY (7)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Buffalo, NY (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 25 fraternities
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 22 sororities
  • 4% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Canisius College)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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