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University at Buffalo--SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,505, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University at Buffalo--SUNY's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 109. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,989 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,609 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo embraces a tradition of academic excellence, pathbreaking research, provocative creative expression, and meaningful community service. Building on this tradition, UB offers students an interdisciplinary educational experience with opportunities to engage in inquiry and discovery, experiential learning, leadership, and global citizenry. With more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, UB is New York State's largest and most comprehensive public research university. Featuring a top-ranked faculty, Division 1A athletics, and the cultural and recreational riches of Western New York, UB provides a diverse, international, and intellectually stimulating environment for learning and exploration.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University at Buffalo--SUNY, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 1. The application fee at University at Buffalo--SUNY is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 56.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||56.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University at Buffalo--SUNY is 14:1, and the school has 34.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University at Buffalo--SUNY include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||44%|
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University at Buffalo--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,505, with a gender distribution of 54.2 percent male students and 45.8 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. University at Buffalo--SUNY is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University at Buffalo--SUNY offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University at Buffalo--SUNY also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University at Buffalo--SUNY, 69 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University at Buffalo--SUNY.
|Students who have cars on campus||69%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University at Buffalo--SUNY, 63.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,140.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,989 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,609 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,857 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data