University at Buffalo
#98 Overall Influence#1348 Desirability Rank

University at Buffalo

University with campuses in and around Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY

The University at Buffalo (officially, State University of New York at Buffalo) was founded in 1846 as a private medical college by Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the US. Commonly known as UB, the university joined the SUNY system in 1962.

Today, UB is the largest public university in the state of New York, with a student population of about 31,503. The university comprises 13 colleges and three campuses, two in Buffalo proper and one in the suburb of Amherst.

UB offers undergraduates some 100 areas of study, as well as 205 master’s, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional degree programs. A wide variety of online courses are available for both matriculated UB students and non-matriculated individuals.

UB, the largest and most-comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system, is a premier, research-intensive, public university with a strong emphasis on academic excellence.

UB is associated with five Nobel laureates:

Other notable UB faculty and alumni include:

UB is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

31,196

Acceptance

56%

Graduation Rate

74%

Median SAT Score

1245

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,870

Fees (in-state)

$3,229

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$62,100

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

27K

Under-Grads

22K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

12 Capen Hall, Buffalo NY 14260-1660

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

41 per 100k

Violent Crime

11 per 100k

What is University at Buffalo known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#40 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Sociology
#40 World Rank #22 USA Rank
Anthropology
#61 World Rank #22 USA Rank
Philosophy
#49 World Rank #24 USA Rank
Literature
#45 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Social Work
#89 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Psychology
#105 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Economics
#102 World Rank #54 USA Rank
History
#65 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Communications
#85 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Medical
#87 World Rank #60 USA Rank
Political Science
#108 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Computer Science
#169 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Mathematics
#133 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Law
#154 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#155 World Rank #81 USA Rank
Biology
#115 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Nursing
#256 World Rank #92 USA Rank
Physics
#169 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Education
#224 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Engineering
#168 World Rank #124 USA Rank
Business
#438 World Rank #167 USA Rank
Chemistry
#690 World Rank #211 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#46 World Rank #39 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are University at Buffalo's Most influential alumni?

University at Buffalo's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work. University at Buffalo’s most academically influential people include Samuel R. Delany, Albert James Myer, and Leslie White.

Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany

American author, professor and literary critic

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Albert James Myer
Albert James Myer

Union Army general

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Leslie White

American anthropologist

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Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein

American film producer and convicted sex offender

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Richard Hofstadter
Richard Hofstadter

American historian and public intellectual

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Ishmael Reed
Ishmael Reed

Writer

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Wolf Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer

American journalist and television news anchor

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Howard Kurtz
Howard Kurtz

American journalist

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Donald Barthelme
Donald Barthelme

American writer, editor, and professor

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Wilfrid Sellars

American philosopher

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Robert Hass
Robert Hass

American poet

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C. L. Max Nikias
C. L. Max Nikias

American electrical engineer

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