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How Well Is University at Buffalo Ranked?

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2021 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 114 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

University at Buffalo landed the #200 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

University at Buffalo is also ranked #22 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University at Buffalo?

Acceptance Rate

University at Buffalo has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for University at Buffalo.

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 is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University at Buffalo, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 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 21,607 undergraduates at University at Buffalo with 19,941 being full-time and 1,666 being part-time.

University at Buffalo Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for University at Buffalo is 72.05 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.05 out of 100
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How Much Does University at Buffalo Cost?

The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $17,090. 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 +
$11,517 $14,299 $18,387 $20,189 $22,885

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 3.0%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University at Buffalo with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,600 in their early years. 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

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

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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 123 majors graduated from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 5,273 received undergraduate degrees and 3,288 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 780 $38,900
General Psychology 543 $27,700
General Social Sciences 356 $28,700
Communication & Media Studies 343 $32,000
General Biology 297 $23,900
Mechanical Engineering 225 $55,000
Computer Science 224 $59,000
Sociology 183 $30,700
Economics 161 $25,200
Nursing 152 $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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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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.


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