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University at Buffalo Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University at Buffalo, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University at Buffalo Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University at Buffalo was awarded 140 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biology.

Overall Quality

University at Buffalo landed the #155 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

University at Buffalo is also ranked #19 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for University at Buffalo.

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 13 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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 87%. 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  87 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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Good Overall Diversity at University at Buffalo

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 21,020 undergraduates at University at Buffalo with 19,401 being full-time and 1,619 being part-time.

University at Buffalo Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for University at Buffalo is 66.94 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.94 out of 100
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How Much Does University at Buffalo Cost?

The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $17,469. 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 +
$11,415 $13,497 $18,956 $22,147 $22,612

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University at Buffalo, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,592 a year. That adds up to $38,368 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from University at Buffalo make about $52,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for University at Buffalo students since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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. Buffalo is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University at Buffalo

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 104 majors graduated from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 5,067 received undergraduate degrees and 3,399 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 687 $38,900
General Psychology 537 $27,700
General Social Sciences 346 $28,700
General Biology 317 $23,900
Communication & Media Studies 309 $32,000
Mechanical Engineering 232 $55,000
Accounting 178 $42,400
Computer Science 176 $59,000
Economics 147 $25,200
Nursing 146 $65,200

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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 5,248 students took at least one online class at University at Buffalo. This is a decrease from the 6,522 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,248 1,103
2016-2017 6,522 850
2015-2016 6,079 804
2014-2015 4,212 977
2013-2014 3,475 778

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