It’s not just our faculty who do amazing things. UB students do groundbreaking work of their own, leaving their mark on the university and the world around them.
Whether they are conducting climate research in Greenland, performing street theater in Prague or teaching English to refugees, UB students are active contributors whose collaborative learning experiences resonate far beyond the classroom walls.
At UB, civic engagement is more than a university value; it’s a priority. In a recent exit study of UB seniors, one in four students had worked on a research project with a faculty member outside of class, and three-fourths reported that they had volunteered their time or performed community service during their college career.
As evidenced by its diverse student body, a vibrant study abroad program and its location on an international border, UB is a university with a global reach, which helps UB students develop a truly global perspective. With more than 5,300 international students, UB ranks 17th among all American colleges and universities in international enrollment.
Approximately 11 percent of UB students study abroad—a figure five times the national average—while faculty members have forged working relationships with universities around the world, giving UB students the preparation they need for success in the global marketplace.
For proof of that preparation, look no further than the students who have captured prestigious national fellowships and scholarships in the past few years, such as:
Each year, UB highlights its talented students and outstanding research at its Celebration of Academic Excellence.
Our incoming class of students is one of our most academically talented yet! Forty-nine percent of accepted students scored 1200 or higher on the SAT (critical reading and math), and 36 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. These students, who have completed rigorous high school coursework, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, have also demonstrated a high level of engagement with the world around them through their academic and extracurricular pursuits. Learn more about UB’s Freshman Admission Criteria.
Geographic profile of fall 2013 accepted students
Sarah Boerschig: 2012 David L. Boren Scholarship
Karl Barber: 2012 Fulbright Fellowship
Thawab Shibly: 2012 Fulbright Fellowship
Daniel Salem: 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Esther Buckwalter: 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Last updated: June 04, 2013 2:15 pm EST