University at Buffalo in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

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Overview

University at Buffalo offers 1017-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 58%. The most popular test is SAT - 80% of students submitted it in comparison to 33% of students who submitted ACT. 52.7% are women, and 47.3% are men. 22% percents of international students. University at Buffalo is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University at Buffalo is 16293$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13565 and $24915 per year. 72% of full-time University at Buffalo students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $48,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University at Buffalo is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$16,293
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University at Buffalo students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,146
$30,001 - $48,000$12,669
$48,001 - $75,000$17,961
$75,001 - $110,000$20,278
$110,001+$20,735

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7571

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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18%

Types of financial aids

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10815 of University at Buffalo undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 55 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University at Buffalo number 16 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at University at Buffalo awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.7%
$12,208
$30,001 - $48,000
98.55%
$9,987
$48,001 - $75,000
96.36%
$4,655
$75,001 - $110,000
77.88%
$2,118
$110,001+
35%
$1,347

Salary After Attending

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$48,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University at Buffalo.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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72%
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University at Buffalo graduation rate is above the national average.

72% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University at Buffalo completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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58%

In comparison to National Average

University at Buffalo acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.

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58%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University at Buffalo acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 9%.

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58%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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25%

Total

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25%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

88%

Part-time retention rate

89%

The University at Buffalo full-time retention rate is 88% and part-time retention rate is 89%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University at Buffalo students submitting SAT scores

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80%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1060 - 1260

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 510 - 610
Math: 550 - 650
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University at Buffalo students submitting ACT scores

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33%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
24 - 29

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University at Buffalo is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

7065
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22%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In University at Buffalo the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University at Buffalo and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by Capen Hall address in Buffalo, New York.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University at Buffalo with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University at Buffalo offers 1017 programs in total: 369 are for Master's degree, 228 - for Bachelor's degree, 225 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 135 - for Post-master's certificate, 18 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 26 universities in Erie county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and Post-master's certificate programs offered. University at Buffalo is one of the few institutions in Erie that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the University at Buffalo: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.

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University at Buffalo provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 19252 students with 577553 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 5156 with 123738 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 2386 students.

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Location & Website

Address: 12 Capen Hall

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7166452000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: buffalo.edu

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