University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University at Buffalo Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University at Buffalo was awarded 335 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal law and procedure.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University at Buffalo as #340 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

University at Buffalo is also ranked #43 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University at Buffalo?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University at Buffalo you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 57%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to University at Buffalo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 520 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 560 to 650 )
University at Buffalo received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 24 to 28 )

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University at Buffalo Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University at Buffalo is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University at Buffalo is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University at Buffalo

Freshmen Retention Rate

University at Buffalo has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at University at Buffalo for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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University at Buffalo Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,921 undergraduates at University at Buffalo with 20,401 being full-time and 1,520 being part-time.

How Much Does University at Buffalo Cost?

The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $18,194. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University at Buffalo

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,605 $15,121 $19,834 $21,081 $24,207

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University at Buffalo, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University at Buffalo, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,597 a year. That adds up to $30,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University at Buffalo is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do University at Buffalo Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from University at Buffalo make around $52,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future University at Buffalo graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University at Buffalo make the most money.

Location of University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo is a public institution situated in Buffalo, New York. University at Buffalo is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for University at Buffalo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Phone: 716-645-2000

University at Buffalo Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 123 majors graduated from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 5,583 received undergraduate degrees and 3,433 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 770 $38,900
General Psychology 648 $27,700
Communication & Media Studies 355 $32,000
General Social Sciences 333 $28,700
General Biology 322 $23,900
Mechanical Engineering 250 $55,000
Computer Science 245 $59,000
Sociology 152 $30,700
Nursing 139 $65,200
Economics 137 $25,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University at Buffalo along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University at Buffalo

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 7,874 students took at least one online class at University at Buffalo. This is an increase from the 5,248 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 7,874 1,269
2017-2018 5,248 1,103
2016-2017 6,522 850
2015-2016 6,079 804
2013-2014 3,475 778

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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