Professor teaching in a lecture hall.

University at Buffalo Campuses

Among the nation’s finest public research universities, the University at Buffalo offers a wide array of degree programs across its three campuses.

View of the north campus across Lake Lasalle.

North Campus

  • Amherst, New York  1,192 acres | 128 buildings
  • 11 residence halls | Five apartment complexes
  • College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Law; School of Management; School of Social Work

UB’s bustling North Campus, where most of the university’s core academic programs are offered, is one of the most modern college campuses in the nation. Opened in the early 1970s, the North Campus currently has more than 100 buildings, including two newly opened facilities: Greiner Residence Hall for sophomores (opened in 2011) and Davis Hall, part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (opened in 2012).

A view of the South Campus including Hayes Hall and Abbott Hall.

South Campus

  • Buffalo, New York | 154 acres | 51 buildings
  • Two residence halls
  • School of Architecture and Planning; School of Dental Medicine; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Professions

The picturesque South Campus, located three miles away from the North Campus in a residential section of Buffalo, was the university’s home for much of the 20th century. Here, ivy-covered buildings and a historic bell tower complement new research and teaching facilities. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences relocated to the newly constructed Kapoor Hall on the South Campus in the summer of 2012.

Center of Excellence - one of the Downtown Campus buildings.

Downtown Campus

  • Buffalo, New York
  • Includes the Clinical and Translational Research Center; the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; the Research Institute on Addictions; the Educational Opportunity Center; and the Jacobs Executive Development Center

The recent addition of the Clinical and Translational Research Center, in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building at Goodrich and Ellicott streets, adds to the growing presence of the university in downtown Buffalo. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is slated to migrate to the Downtown Campus by 2017, advancing cutting-edge medical care for the entire Western New York community.

Regular bus transportation, a 10-minute ride, shuttles students between the North and South campuses, and from South Campus travelers can take Buffalo’s Metro Rail service all the way downtown.

Last updated: August 17, 2016 10:59 am EST