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Rankings

Here are just a few of the ways the world is taking notice of UB.

UB Cracks Top 10 for Least Student Debt, According to U.S. News Rankings

Released Sept. 10, 2013

Students who want to attend an exceptional public university that doesn’t burden them with overwhelming debt should consider the University at Buffalo, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” guide ranks UB among the top 10 universities nationwide for students graduating with the least debt. UB is No. 3 among public universities; it’s No. 9 among public and private universities. Read more »

UB’s “Best Value” Rank Improves, Kiplinger’s says

Released Dec. 27, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s standing among colleges that provide a quality education at an affordable price continues to climb, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

UB ranks 33rd in the magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. UB ranked 38th last year, 46th in 2011 and 70th in 2010.

…Kiplinger’s started with a pool of nearly 600 public four-year schools. It ranks institutions based on SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, as well as financial aid and student debt upon graduation. Measures of academic quality carry more weight than measures of affordability. Read more »

UB Named to Princeton Review’s List of “Best Value Colleges for 2013”

Released Feb. 5, 2013

The University at Buffalo has again been selected as one of the nation’s 75 “Best Values” among public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review’s national survey of American colleges and universities.

In its profile, the editors at The Princeton Review cited UB for its “stellar academics and for all it is doing to make college affordable, especially for applicants with need in these tough economic times.” Read more »

UB Recognized Nationally as a “Next Generation University”

Released May 24, 2013

The University at Buffalo is among six public research universities from across the country recognized in a new report by the New America Foundation for “embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform.”

…UB was noted, in particular, for working with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to enact the NYSUNY 2020 legislation, as well as for its innovative approaches to expanding student access while improving the quality of education, including its “Finish in 4” graduation pledge. Read more »

UB moves up in world university rankings, says Times Higher Education

Released Oct. 7, 2013

Times Higher Education has again named the University at Buffalo as one of the world’s top 200 universities.

UB is ranked 176th in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from last year’s ranking of 198. The ranking assesses the performance of the world’s best research universities, using 13 performance indicators to analyze how well universities are doing in core missions of teaching, research, faculty citations, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Read more »

UB Enrollment at Record High

Released Sept. 19, 2013

UB enrolled 29,940 students for the fall semester, a record-setting number that reflects UB’s growing reputation as a world-class research university where students have the opportunity to work alongside top scholars and learn in a vibrant and diverse academic environment. Read more »

U.S. News and World Report ranks University at Buffalo the No. 8 national university with the highest percentages of international undergraduates


UB enrolls the largest number of international students in its history

Released Sept. 13, 2013

The University at Buffalo has, since the late 1990s, actively recruited international students with more determination, enthusiasm and success than most other American educational institutions.

…UB remains a leader in international enrollment. The university this fall has enrolled approximately 1,880 new international students — 555 undergraduate and 1,325 graduate students — the largest number of new international enrollees in its history. This increase comes despite economic and political problems abroad, largely because of the university’s strong recruitment effort and the reputation it has developed overseas — especially in Asia. Read more »

UB Ranks 11th Nationwide for Green Power Use

Released May 24, 2013

UB is the 11th largest green power user among U.S. colleges and universities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The ranking, up from 14th last year, shows that UB is making strides toward achieving its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2030. Read more »

School of Management Jumps Eight Spots in Forbes Survey

Released Oct. 10, 2013

Forbes magazine has once again ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the best business schools in the world based on the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.

The ranking of No. 40, up eight spots from the last ranking in 2011, places the school solidly in the top 10 percent of more than 680 graduate business programs accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The UB School of Management is the only business school in the Buffalo Niagara region to be included in the ranking. Read more »

UB Grad Programs Ranked among Nation’s Best by U.S. News and World Report

Released May 24, 2013

Several University at Buffalo graduate and professional degree programs have been recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

…Among the U.S. News rankings for the best professional schools, the UB School of Social Work is ranked No. 26, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is ranked No. 61; the School of Nursing is No. 79; the Graduate School of Education is No. 79; and the Law School is No. 86. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is ranked No. 64 for medicine research and No. 79 for primary care.

The UB School of Management’s MBA program is ranked No. 75 out of 448 programs surveyed, up 14 places from last year. Read more »

UB Police Earn “Gold Standard” of Law Enforcement Recognition

Released March 28, 2013

University at Buffalo Police earned the approval of the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Authorities (CALEA), becoming the only police department in Erie County and one of five in the state to receive national accreditation.

This is the latest effort of the department to conduct itself according to professional standards and adhere to the highest professional standards, according to Police Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. The prestigious accreditation organization — which Schoenle said is the “gold standard” of law enforcement accreditation — expressed strong praise for the department, its procedure and its personnel, calling the UB Police Department an “excellent example of professional law enforcement.” Read more »

UB Campus Ranks 1st in SUNY University Centers for Food, Say Students

The food service program at the University at Buffalo ranks No.1 in SUNY university centers, according to the results recently published from the 2012 SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The SUNY university centers are Stony Brook, Binghamton, Albany and Buffalo. Read more »

Last updated: March 13, 2014 11:23 am EST