UB Fast Facts

UB is New York’s public flagship and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the SUNY system. Read this snapshot to get to know UB, then connect with the Office of Admissions to learn more.

Founded

1846

President

Satish K. Tripathi

Campus Profile

  • 31,923 students
  • 21,921 undergraduate
  • 10,002 graduate
  • 54% men, 46% women
  • 45 states represented, 105 countries represented

Fast Facts

  • Top 25 in enrolling the largest number of international students.
  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • Starting in their first year, 100% of UB students can get involved in research, service or experiential learning.
  • The UB alumni network has 273,000+ accomplished individuals across 150 countries. (145,000+ in New York State alone!)
  • 1,000+ study abroad options across seven continents.

Three campuses, unlimited possibilities.

UB is a top 40 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. North Campus is located in Amherst, N.Y., which is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation.
Hayes Hall on UB's South Campus
South Campus The picturesque South Campus, located three 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.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences in Downtown Buffalo
Downtown Campus Home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, UB’s Downtown Campus aligns medicine, research and clinical care with local hospitals and research partners—right in the heart of the city’s medical corridor.

Last updated: October 19, 2020 9:43 am EST