History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University at Buffalo (UB) is a public research university that began as a private medical college in 1846 and became part of the State University of New York system in 1962. It is a flagship University of SUNY system and is America's leading and among the most affordable universities, and falls under the top 1% of the universities worldwide. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE). It is also affiliated with the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Universities Research Association (URA) and with the sea-grant and space-grant colleges in the United States. The Times Higher Education ranks UB in the bracket #251-301 in the World University Rankings 2022, #70 in the Impact Rankings 2021, and #124 in the US College Rankings 2022. In the QS World Rankings 2022, it is placed at joint #388.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Students at the University at Buffalo live and learn on three distinct but complementary and closely connected campuses - the North Campus, which is located in a bustling inner-ring suburb; the South Campus, which is located in a historic urban neighborhood; and the Downtown Campus, which is located in Buffalo's thriving medical corridor. The University offers 140+ Undergraduate programs 220+ Graduate programs, 55+ combined degree programs and 95+ Doctoral programs across the 13 Academic Schools. The courses available are in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences, Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Education, Psychology, and Business & Economics. Further, the University at Buffalo has 96 partner universities spread around the globe. As such, students get access to 1000+ study abroad opportunities across the 7 continents.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University at Buffalo is the first SUNY institution invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, an association of elite research universities in the U.S. and Canada. According to Kiplinger's report, it has one of the “Best Values” in higher education. For more than 15 years, it has been among the top 30 institutions in the United States hosting international students as per the Institute of International Education (IIE).Top-ranked school for international students as per the surveys of IIE Open Doors. The University’s list of achievements is unending. Furthermore, it has a prestigious network of nearly 280,000 graduates in 150 countries and more than 150,000 in New York State applying their skills and expertise. John Walsh (American Television Personality), Ira Flatow (Radio and Television Journalist and Author), Jeanine Pirro (American Television Host) and Jay Beckenstein (American Saxophonist) are some of the notable graduates who call the University at Buffalo their alma mater.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University has a total enrollment of 32,347 as of Fall 2020, out of which 22,306 are Undergraduates and 10,041 are enrolled in Graduate studies and Professional students. UB is among the top 30 US institutions hosting the largest number of international students. There are 4,463 international students at the University. The University has 2,524 total faculty as of Fall 2020. Also, there are several organizations, groups, bands, and leagues to join for the students to socialize and cultivate their interests. The University aims to assist students in realizing their full potential and finding ways to participate in University life. Students gain leadership skills at the university and outside as a result of these experiences. Citi, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, M&T Bank, Ingram Micro, and Tesla are some of the corporations that recruit the University's graduates.