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UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.
UB is the premier public research university in the northeastern United States and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. We’re an established leader and are consistently recognized by top university guides and publications for our excellent value and high-quality academics.
North Campus: Suburban Academic Center
UB’s North Campus, where most of the university’s core academic programs are offered, is located in suburban Amherst. Opened in the early 1970s, it is the largest of our three campuses. Its 125 buildings include state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices. Complementing the built environment are abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods.
South Campus: Classic Neighborhood Setting
UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Located in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, it is home to classic ivy-covered buildings, as well as residence halls and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions and Nursing are on the South Campus.
Downtown Campus: Growing Urban Presence
UB is creating a state-of-the-art center for teaching, research and clinical care in downtown Buffalo, sparking a revitalization of New York State’s second-largest city.
With funding from the Governor’s NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program and other sources, including private philanthropy, UB is relocating its Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in downtown Buffalo. The move will align UB medical education, research, and clinical care more effectively with regional hospitals and research partners.
Most of our Downtown Campus buildings are located on or near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. They include the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the 10-story Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)—built in partnership with Kaleida Health, the region’s largest hospital network—which also houses a UB Biosciences Incubator. In addition, UB built a new home for its Educational Opportunity Center, connected to the UB Downtown Gateway building, which houses university outreach programs.
School of Architecture and Planning
The School of Architecture and Planning is the only architecture school in the SUNY system and offers SUNY’s only accredited professional master of architecture (MArch) degree, among its other undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is UB’s largest and most diverse academic community led by top faculty scholars and researchers in the humanities, arts, sciences and social sciences. The CAS offers a comprehensive range of degrees and programs through its 25 departments, 21 centers and institutes, two art galleries, and major theater and music performance venues.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
From our founding as an engineering school in 1946, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences builds upon its proud legacy of excellent educational programs and world-class research.
School of Management
The School of Management's reputation literally spans the globe, thanks to our academic excellence and affordability. Learn how our key attributes—real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global nature of our programs—give you a competitive edge, positioning you for success in the world of business.
School of Public Health and Health Professions
We offer degrees at undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral levels through our five departments: biostatistics; community health and health behavior; epidemiology and environmental health; exercise and nutrition sciences; and rehabilitation science. A new department in health services policy and practice is in development.
- One of the world’s best universities —Times Higher Education
- One of the “Best Values” in public higher education —Kiplinger’s
- For more than a decade, among the top 20 institutions in the United States hosting international students —Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Top-ranked destination school for international students — IIE Open Doors
- Ranked in the Top 20 nationwide for graduating students with the “least debt.” — U.S. News & World Report
UB students benefit from being part of a large and prestigious public research institution, while receiving high levels of personal attention, with a student: faculty ratio of 13:1. International students are supported by immigration experts, who will guide you as you acclimatize to life in the US. There are also academic support centers for mathematics, writing, and English language.
With 120 countries represented on campus, 16% of UB students are international, making for a diverse student community and an alumni network spanning 147 nations around the world.
LIFE AT UB doesn’t just take place in the classroom. We have comfortable campus living, more than 300 student clubs and organizations, a Division I athletics program, concerts, world-renowned speakers and much more.
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- English Classes and Tutoring
- Restaurants (international)
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The ability to choose your own path
We offer the largest menu of academic programs in New York State, with more than 110 undergraduate degrees (including combined degrees), and more than 300 graduate, professional and certificate programs. Choose one of our programs, or design your own.
A solid base from which to soar
With an emphasis on critical thinking, ethical reasoning, a global perspective and robust communication skills, the UB Curriculum—our core academic experience—was designed to give you the tools you’ll need to succeed in a diverse and dynamic world, whatever your discipline.
Big thinking in intimate settings
UB is comprehensive, yet close-knit. The Academies—living-learning communities for faculty and students who share an academic interest—make learning here a more personal experience. Our Honors College, the nation’s oldest honors program, brings academically gifted students together for unique learning opportunities.
Real-world, hands-on learning
UB students extend their learning outside of the classroom through internships, service learning, entrepreneurial programs, alternative spring breaks, hackathons and more. Our 80+ study abroad programs provide portals to places and people around the world.
A culture of collaboration
At UB, we believe in the power of teamwork. Our Communities of Excellence bring together faculty, students and staff across disciplines to tackle urgent global challenges. Through our innovative Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), even freshmen participate in faculty-led research.
Support through graduation—and beyond
We help students succeed with their studies, and then we help them prepare for the next stage, whether that’s pursuing an advanced degree, starting a career or taking the one they have to the next level. Graduates gain from our network of 249,000+ alumni across 50 states and 147 countries.