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University History

University at Buffalo SUNY was founded in 1846. The university is a public research institute with campuses at Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States of America. At first the university was a private medical college but in 1962 it was merged with the State University of New York system. It is a flagship institution of the State University of New York system. The university didn’t have its own facilities in the beginning and early lectures used to be held at an old post office on Seneca and Washington in Buffalo city. After this the expansion continued and many schools and colleges were open at the university. Since 1989, University at Buffalo SUNY is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization which includes 65 leading research universities in the United States of America and Canada.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University at Buffalo SUNY has 13 schools and colleges which are located in its three campuses North Campus, South Campus and Downtown Campus these campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 13 school and colleges the University at Buffalo SUNY are;

  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Management
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • School of Social Work
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Division

University Notable Alumni

The University at Buffalo SUNY Alumni are-

Board of Directors-

  • Dharshan Jayasinghe, President
  • Joseph V. Stefko, PhD, President-Elect, Chair: Audit Committee, Boldly Buffalo Campaign Volunteer Steering Committee
  • Brendan P. Brady, Vice President for Finance; Chair: Finance Committee
  • Cynthia Khoo-Robinson, Secretary, Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
  • Gary J. Jastrzab, Immediate Past President

Executive Committee Members-

  • Ronald Balter, Chair: Alumni Association Achievement Award Selection Committee
  • Renee Rizzo Fleming, Chair: Scholarship Committee
  • Dexter Johnson, Chair: DEI Committee
  • Nicholas A. Romano, Chair: Engagement Committee
  • Mary Szabat, Chair: Philanthropy Committee
  • Eileen M. Marutiak Yildirim, Chair: Membership Committee
  • Joseph Lojacono, Past President Representative

University Infrastructure & Services


North Campus-

North Campus of University at Buffalo SUNY is located just outside the city of Amherst, New York. It is the place where most of the core academic programs are proposed and that is why it is also known as the academic heart of the university. North Campus was opened in the early 1970s. It is the largest of all three campuses at University at Buffalo, enclosing high-quality academic and research space, student residence halls and dining facilities. Plenty of green spaces which also includes a recreational lake and a 65-acre living woods which truly complement the built surroundings.

South Campus-

South Campus at University at Buffalo SUNY has been a Western New York landmark since the 1920s. It is situated in a leafy residential neighborhood in the North Buffalo zone, the 153-acre of land is home to classic ivy-covered buildings and grassy, tree-filled area with high-rise residence halls and apartments and unique research and innovative teaching facilities. The schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and Health Professions are all located in south campus.

 Downtown Campus-

Downtown Campus at University at Buffalo SUNY is known as the “Rising Biomedical Hub”. Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is the pillar of this campus which moved in 2017 due to construction of a State of Art building at Main and High streets lanes. Downtown Campus other entities includes the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, and the Clinical and Translational Research Centre which are located near the Jacobs School in Buffalo’s medical corridor, a rapidly growing hub of research, education and clinical care.


 Libraries at University at Buffalo SUNY provide an amazing arrangement of information resources, technologies, services and people to assist the academic and innovative achievements of students, faculty, staff and community people. There are different libraries at University at Buffalo SUNY -

  • Law Library
  • Libraries Annex
  • Lockwood Memorial Library
  • Music Library
  • Silverman Library
  • Abbott Library

These libraries also support virtual learning. Students also translate their coursework into practical experience. Libraries play an important role in providing the content, services and resources that foster curiosity, encourage new ideas, develop lifelong learning, and promote research among students. 

Housing services

Campus Living is one of the many student-focused offerings of University at Buffalo. It is an important part of Student Life. University’s campus living department puts students first in every service, resources and programs. Campus Living has its own human resources, budget, IT, custodial and building services staff which is University’s verified and safe. There are nearly 7,500 students living on campus. The facilities include two residence halls on South Campus, and 11 residence halls and five apartment complexes on North Campus region for hassle free and easy living. Campus Living is a promise to the students. A commitment to students and staff that the university will provide the best housing. University’s on-campus housing Demonstrates honesty, reliability, trust, worthiness, ethical behavior, safety and a wonderful experience.

Medical services

Medical services at University at Buffalo are on priority list whether students are feeling sick or they want to stay healthy or just a routine checkup medical services are there to help and to take good care of them. If a student needs a doctor or nurse, professionals on-campus medical health care providers are there to help or manage medical care services. If a student falls sick or gets injured at night, on the weekend or when the health center is closed, services will be provided to students in need irrespective of time. Students can get prescribed medicines over-the-counter (OTC) medications at the University at Buffalo Student Health Pharmacy, and at pharmacies nearby the campus.  A student can view their immunization records through Patient Link on the university portal at University at Buffalo.

Student’s clubs

University at Buffalo has 400 clubs and organizations and hundreds of programs hosted by departments, there is something for everyone on the campus. Club Sports teams are available for all students of the university. This is a great opportunity for students to excel apart from academics. The various sports offered by the university’s sports club are-

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis

University location

Address- 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260-1660

Phone- 716-645-2000

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

University at Buffalo offers the largest number of academic programs in New York State, with 140+ undergraduate programs, 55+ combined degree programs, 220+ master’s programs and 95+ doctoral programs. Master’s programs available in the university are listed below-

  • Accounting MS
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner DNP
  • Advanced Certificate in Affordable Housing
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Advanced Certificate
  • Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Certificate
  • Aerospace Engineering MS
  • Aerospace Engineering PhD
  • American Studies MA
  • American Studies PhD
  • Anatomical Sciences MA
  • Anthropology BA/MA
  • Anthropology MA
  • Anthropology PhD
  • Applied Biostatistics Advanced Certificate
  • Applied Statistical Analysis Advanced Certificate
  • Architecture MArch
  • Architecture MArch (3.5 Track)
  • Architecture MArch/Business Administration MBA
  • Architecture MArch/Media Arts Production MFA
  • Architecture MArch/Urban Planning MUP
  • Architecture MS
  • Art and Design for Social Impact MA
  • Arts Management MA
  • Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology AC
  • Athletic Training MS
  • Bilingual Education Advanced Certificate
  • Biochemistry MA
  • Biochemistry PhD
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics MS
  • Biological Sciences BA/MS
  • Biological Sciences MA
  • Biological Sciences MS
  • Biological Sciences PhD
  • Biology Education: Adolescence EDM
  • Biomaterials MS
  • Biomedical Engineering BS/Master of Business Administration MBA
  • Biomedical Engineering MS
  • Biomedical Engineering PhD
  • Biomedical Informatics MS
  • Biomedical Informatics PhD
  • Biophysics MS
  • Biophysics PhD
  • Biostatistical Informatics Advanced Certificate
  • Biostatistics MA
  • Biostatistics PhD
  • Biotechnology MS
  • Bridge Engineering Advanced Certificate
  • Business Administration (Executive) MBA
  • Business Administration (Full Time) MBA
  • Business Administration (Professional) MBA
  • Business Administration BS/MBA
  • Business Administration MBA/Pharmacy PharmD
  • Business Analytics MS
  • Cancer Sciences MS
  • Cancer Sciences PhD
  • Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) ME
  • Chemical Engineering (Chemistry and Processing of Materials) ME
  • Chemical Engineering (Modeling, Simulation and Informatics) ME
  • Chemical Engineering BS/Business Management MBA
  • Chemical Engineering ME
  • Chemical Engineering MS
  • Chemical Engineering PhD
  • Chemistry Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Chemistry MS
  • Chemistry PhD
  • Child Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP
  • Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) EdM
  • Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (Grades 1-6) EdM
  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering PhD
  • Classics MA
  • Classics PhD
  • Clinical and Translational Therapeutics MS
  • Clinical Nutrition MS
  • College Teaching Advanced Certificate
  • Communication MA
  • Communication PhD
  • Communicative Disorders and Sciences AuD
  • Communicative Disorders and Sciences MA
  • Communicative Disorders and Sciences PhD
  • Community Health and Health Behavior MS
  • Community Health and Health Behavior PhD
  • Comparative Literature MA
  • Comparative Literature PhD
  • Computational and Data Enabled Sciences PhD
  • Computational Cell Biology, Anatomy and Pathology PhD
  • Computational Linguistics MS
  • Computational Science Advanced Certificate
  • Computer Science and Engineering MS
  • Computer Science and Engineering PhD
  • Computer Science BS/Master of Science MBA
  • Contemporary Music Performance Advanced Certificate
  • Counseling/School Psychology PhD
  • Criminal Law LLM
  • Criminology MS
  • Critical Museum Studies MA
  • Cross-Border Legal Studies LLM
  • Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning PhD
  • Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate
  • Dance MFA
  • Data Analysis for the Social Sciences Advanced Certificate
  • Data Analysis in the Social Sciences MS
  • Data Sciences and Applications MPS
  • Dentistry DDS
  • Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) EdM
  • Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (Birth to Grade 2) EdM
  • Early Childhood/Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 6) EdM
  • Earth Science Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics BA/MS
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics MS
  • Economics and Education Policy Analysis MA
  • Economics BA/MA
  • Economics MA
  • Economics PhD
  • Education Studies EdM
  • Educational Administration EdD
  • Educational Administration PhD
  • Educational Culture, Policy and Society PhD
  • Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods MA
  • Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods PhD
  • Electrical Engineering BS/Business Administration MBA
  • Electrical Engineering ME
  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Electrical Engineering PhD
  • Endodontics Advanced Certificate
  • Engineering Management ME
  • Engineering Science (Artificial Intelligence) MS
  • Engineering Science (Clean Energy) MS
  • Engineering Science (Data Science) MS
  • Engineering Science (Engineering Sustainability) MS
  • Engineering Science (Internet of Things) MS
  • Engineering Science (Nanoelectronics) MS
  • Engineering Science (Quantum Science and Nanotechnology) MS
  • Engineering Science (Robotics) MS
  • English as a Second Language Advanced Certificate
  • English BA/MA
  • English Education Studies EdM
  • English Education: Adolescence EdM
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages EdM
  • English MA
  • English PhD
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering MS
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering PhD
  • Environmental Law LLM
  • Epidemiology MS
  • Epidemiology PhD
  • Evolution, Ecology and Behavior MS
  • Evolution, Ecology and Behavior PhD
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences PhD
  • Exercise Science BS/Athletic Training MS
  • Exercise Science BS/DPT
  • Exercise Science BS/Epidemiology MPH
  • Exercise Science BS/MS
  • Exercise Science BS/Nutrition MS
  • Exercise Science MS
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
  • Finance MS
  • Fine Arts MFA
  • French Education: Adolescence EdM
  • French Language and Literature MA
  • French Language and Literature PhD
  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics MS
  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics PhD
  • Geographic Information Science MS
  • Geography MA
  • Geography MS
  • Geography PhD
  • Geological Sciences MS
  • Geological Sciences PhD
  • Global Affairs MA
  • Global Gender Studies MA
  • Global Gender Studies PhD
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs EdM
  • Higher Education PhD
  • Historic Preservation Advanced Certificate
  • Historical Musicology and Music Theory PhD
  • History Advanced Certificate
  • History MA
  • History PhD
  • Humanities Interdisciplinary MA
  • Humanities Interdisciplinary: Disability Studies MA
  • Humanities Interdisciplinary: Film and Media Study MA
  • Industrial Engineering BS/Business Administration MBA
  • Industrial Engineering MS
  • Industrial Engineering PhD
  • Information and Library Science (Online) MS
  • Information Science PhD
  • Innovative Writing Advanced Certificate
  • International Dentist Program DDS
  • International Development and Global Health MS
  • International Educational Data Analysis Advanced Certificate
  • International Trade MA
  • Jewish Thought MA
  • Language Education and Multilingualism PhD
  • Latin Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Law (Three Year) JD
  • Law (Two Year) JD
  • Law JD/MBA
  • Law JD/MUP
  • Law LLM
  • Learning and Teaching in Social Contexts, EdD
  • Library and Information Science Advanced Certificate
  • Linguistics MA
  • Linguistics PhD
  • Literacy Education Studies EdM
  • Literacy Specialist EdM
  • Literacy Teaching and Learning Advanced Certificate
  • Management (Accounting) PhD
  • Management (Finance) PhD
  • Management (Management Science and Systems) PhD
  • Management (Marketing) PhD
  • Management (Operations Management and Strategy) PhD
  • Management (Organization and Human Resources) PhD
  • Management Information Systems MS
  • Materials Design and Innovation MS
  • Materials Design and Innovation PhD
  • Math Education Studies EdM
  • Mathematics BA/MA
  • Mathematics Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Mathematics MA
  • Mathematics PhD
  • MD-PhD Program MD/PhD
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/Business Administration MBA
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD
  • Media Arts and Sciences MS
  • Media Arts Production MFA
  • Media Study PhD
  • Medical Physics MS
  • Medical Physics PhD
  • Medicinal Chemistry BS/MS
  • Medicinal Chemistry MS
  • Medicinal Chemistry PhD
  • Medicine MD
  • Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate
  • Mental Health Counseling MS
  • Microbiology and Immunology MS
  • Microbiology and Immunology PhD
  • Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement Advanced Certificate
  • Music Composition MA
  • Music Composition PhD
  • Music Education EdM
  • Music Education Studies EDM
  • Music History MA
  • Music Learning Theory Advanced Certificate
  • Music Performance MM
  • Music Theory MA
  • Natural Science-Interdisciplinary MS
  • Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary MS
  • Neuroscience MS
  • Neuroscience PhD
  • Nurse Anesthesia (Post-MS) DNP
  • Nurse Anesthesia DNP
  • Nursing Education Advanced Certificate
  • Nursing PhD
  • Nutrition MS
  • Nutrition Science PhD
  • Occupational Safety and Health Advanced Certificate
  • Occupational Science BS/Occupational Therapy MS
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Advanced Certificate
  • Oral Biology PhD
  • Oral Sciences MS
  • Orthodontics Advanced Certificate
  • Orthodontics MS
  • Pathology MA
  • Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Certificate
  • Periodontics Advanced Certificate
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD Cohort) MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD Cohort) PhD
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology BS/MS
  • Pharmacology MS
  • Pharmacology PhD
  • Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy MS
  • Pharmacy Practice PharmD
  • PhD Programs in Biomedical Sciences PhD
  • Philosophy MA
  • Philosophy PhD
  • Physical Therapy DPT
  • Physics Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Physics MS
  • Physics PhD
  • Physiology MA
  • Physiology PhD
  • Political Science MA
  • Political Science PhD
  • Professional Writing and Digital Communication Advanced Certificate
  • Prosthodontics Advanced Certificate
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP
  • Psychology MA
  • Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience PhD
  • Psychology: Clinical PhD
  • Psychology: Cognitive PhD
  • Psychology: Social-Personality PhD
  • Public Health (Biostatistics) MPH
  • Public Health (Community Health and Health Behavior) MPH
  • Public Health (Environmental Health) MPH
  • Public Health (Epidemiology) MPH
  • Public Health (Health Services Administration) MPH
  • Public Health (Individualized, In Person) MPH
  • Public Health (Individualized, Online) MPH
  • Public Health (Online) Advanced Certificate
  • Public Health Advanced Certificate
  • Public Health BS/Community Health and Health Behavior MS
  • Public Health BS/Epidemiology MS
  • Public Health BS/MPH
  • Real Estate Development MS
  • Rehabilitation Counseling (Online) MS
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Advanced Certificate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling MS
  • Rehabilitation Science PhD
  • School Building Leadership Advanced Certificate
  • School Counseling Advanced Certificate
  • School Counseling EdM
  • School District Leadership Advanced Certificate
  • School Librarianship MS
  • School Psychology MA/Advanced Certificate
  • Science and the Public EdM
  • Social Science-Interdisciplinary MS
  • Social Studies Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Social Welfare Online DSW
  • Social Welfare PhD
  • Social Work (Advanced Standing, Full Time) MSW
  • Social Work (Advanced Standing, Part Time) MSW
  • Social Work (Advanced Standing, Part Time, Online) MSW
  • Social Work (Traditional, Full Time) MSW
  • Social Work (Traditional, Part Time) MSW
  • Social Work (Traditional, Part Time, Online) MSW
  • Social Work BA/MSW
  • Social Work JD/MSW
  • Social Work MBA/MSW
  • Social Work MPH/MSW
  • Social Work MSW/Social Welfare PhD
  • Sociology MA
  • Sociology PhD
  • Spanish Education: Adolescence EdM
  • Spanish Language and Literature MA
  • Spanish Language and Literature PhD
  • Structural Biology PhD
  • Sustainability Advanced Certificate
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Sustainable Transportation and Logistics MS
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages EdM
  • Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Advanced Certificate
  • Theatre and Performance MA
  • Theatre and Performance PhD
  • Urban and Regional Planning PhD
  • Urban Planning JD/MUP
  • Urban Planning MUP
  • Visual Studies MA
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-MS) DNP

Student Support-

 International Student Services (ISs) at the University at Buffalo SUNY provides international educational exchange via its services. ISS serves as a resource and advises international students at the University at Buffalo. They monitor government regulations as they relate to international students and are responsible for University at Buffalo institutional acceptance. ISS assists in training and programming that adopt the university's ideals of diversity and involvement. They encourage international students to be active individuals with regards to visa regulations and maintaining their status so that they can be successful in their academic zone at University at Buffalo.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student Services (ISS)-

Office Address- 210 Talbert Hall

Contact No. -(716) 645-2258
Email- [email protected]

Students can also avail virtual assistance without any appointment-

  • 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Monday & Friday
  • 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations at University at Buffalo are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University at Buffalo SUNY put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. University at Buffalo SUNY has over 400+ student organizations, so there is something for each student. Over 80% of students are enrolled in at least one student organization.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University at Buffalo SUNY is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of challenges. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The different dimensions of well-being are- Emotional, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual and Cultural.

Food & Drink-

University at Buffalo SUNY has a variety of vibrant food scenes. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food at 7 dining locations on campus. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can find any option they want using their UB Card at a diverse variety of dining options. 

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the university to have fun like; Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Canalside, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, KeyBank Center, Pierce-Arrow Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Sahlen Field and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University at Buffalo SUNY is at priority. University’s police and fire departments provide safety and security to all students at all the campuses. The police personnel are always available at university. 24/7 services are available for students to keep them safe and protected. 

Famous courses

The famous courses at University at Buffalo SUNY are- 

  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Average Academic Score

  • GPA- 2.8
  • IB-30
  • Percentage- 75%
  • Acceptance Rate- 67%


Average Entrance Score 

  • IELTS- 6
  • TOEFL- 70
  • SAT-1140
  • ACT- 23
  • GRE-328
  • GMAT-620
  • GRE Quantitative- 164
  • GRE Verbal- 164

Additional Materials- proof of specialized certification, writing samples etc.

University at Buffalo SUNY Programs

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University at Buffalo SUNY Application Requirements

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University at Buffalo SUNY in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University at Buffalo SUNY Cost of studies


Bachelors: $ 41,551

Masters: $ 33,500

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University at Buffalo SUNY Deadlines

Undergraduate: February 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University at Buffalo SUNY Rankings


US News
301 -400
251 -300
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


United States of America
US News
95 -116
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