About UB

UB is a premier research institution that’s nationally recognized as one of the country’s top public universities. Our distinguished community is set apart by a culture of inspired energy, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to positively affect others. It’s just how we do things here.




Satish K. Tripathi

Student Body

  • 29,806
  • 19,951 undergraduate
  • 9,855 graduate and professional
  • 46 states represented
  • 120 countries represented


  • 249,000+ in 147 countries
  • 135,000 in New York state


  • Total faculty: 2,513
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13-to-1

Financial Aid

  • In 2015, UB awarded $330 million in aid and scholarships.
  • 50 percent of UB students graduate with $0 debt (that’s 60 percent better than the national average).

Schools and Colleges

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

Three campuses, unlimited possibilities.

UB is a top 50 university in a top city in which to attend college, and with more than 1,300 acres across three unique campuses, there is always something new to explore. Regular shuttle service takes students between North Campus and South Campus, and the Downtown Campus is easily accessible by Metro Rail. Learn more about our campuses:

A view of UB's North Campus from Greiner Hall in the Ellicott Complex
North Campus UB’s bustling North Campus, the site of most of the university’s core academic programs, covers more than 1,192 acres and includes 11 residence halls, five apartment complexes, the UB Stadium and more. Located in Amherst, N.Y., which is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation, North Campus is an exciting place to be, any time of the year.
Hayes Hall on UB's South Campus
South Campus The picturesque South Campus, located 3 miles from North Campus in a residential section of Buffalo, was the university’s first home. Here, ivy-covered buildings and a historic bell tower complement new research and teaching facilities.
CTRC on a summer day
Downtown Campus A state-of-the-art center for teaching, research and clinical care in downtown Buffalo is how UB is helping to spark a revitalization of New York State’s second-largest city. Future home to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, the downtown medical campus will align medicine, research and clinical care with local hospitals and research partners.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST