University at Buffalo
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-6900
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The University at Buffalo is a four-year public institution. The school was originally established in 1846 as a private school, but became part of the State University of New York System in 1962. Today, the University at Buffalo serves nearly 29,000 students. In 2012,U.S. News & World Report ranked the school number 51 on their list of top public schools in the nation. In addition, UB’s graduate programs in audiology, literary criticism and theory, and pharmacy earned high rankings. Notable alumni include journalist and news anchor Wolf Blitzer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Toles.

Programs Offered

Students attending the University at Buffalo can choose from more than 100 undergraduate, 205 master’s, and 94 doctoral and professional programs. The university also boasts the widest range of academic programs of any state-run institution in New York. Available areas of study include architecture, art history, business administration, engineering, English, history, music, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, sociology, and theatre, to name a few. Students interested in online learning options can also pursue graduate-level education programs in areas such as library science, rehabilitation counseling, and science and the public. Select individual courses and advanced certificates are also available online through UB’s Graduate School of Education.


The University at Buffalo has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. The school has also earned numerous specialized accreditations for their programs in areas such as pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, nursing, and public health.


The application process for students interested in attending UB can be completed online. There is a $50 free for undergraduates. The application fee can vary for graduate programs. For fall enrollment, prospective undergraduates should be prepared to submit their application by December 1st if they wish to be considered for merit scholarships. All additional documents, such as transcripts, test score reports, and letters of recommendation, must be submitted in their original and official form to the admissions office by December 31st. For the fall 2010 semester, 51% of applicants were admitted and 30% enrolled. For more information about the application process, as well as requirements and procedures for graduate students, please visit the school’s website.

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