The University at Buffalo is one of the nation's top 40 public research institutions and the No. 1 public institution in the State University of New York system. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and as the largest, most comprehensive public institution in New York, UB attracts exceptional, talented students from across the country and around the world.

Students at UB choose from more than 140 undergraduate degree programs offered though the Schools of Architecture and Planning; Engineering and Applied Sciences; Management; Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences. Whether in the formal classroom or out in the world through high impact experiential learning opportunities, students learn from world-class faculty who have won such awards as the Nobel, Pulitzer, Guggenheim and more.

Through the UB Curriculum, UB’s innovative, student-centered approach to general education, students are prepared with the skills needed to succeed in a diverse and dynamic world. Combined with unique opportunities for research, service and experiential learning and more than 1,000 study abroad programs to choose from, UB students have a distinct advantage in becoming future leaders in a global economy.

UB is nationally recognized for its signature Finish in 4 initiative, a program that provides students with a clear curricular plan and the resources needed to earn their degree in four years. Participants who fulfill all program requirements but are unable to graduate in four years can finish their degree at UB free of tuition and fees.


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As the university’s extensive alumni network of more than 280,000 shows, a UB education is an excellent investment. UB administers over $360 million dollars in scholarships and aid annually. 90 percent of recent graduates are employed, in graduate school or in service.

Located in Buffalo, N.Y., one of the best cities to attend college and the third most affordable city in the U.S., the University at Buffalo is a smart choice for talented students looking for excellence and affordability.

Admission to UB is based on a selective, holistic review. To be a competitive candidate, applicants should demonstrate academic promise and clearly convey how they will make positive contributions to our distinguished community.

Application deadlines:

  • Early Action Nov. 15
  • Scholarship consideration Dec. 15
  • Regular Decision Feb. 1

There are three ways to apply to UB for freshman consideration:

  • The Coalition Application
  • The Common Application
  • The SUNY Application

UB has no preference for one application over the other. Students should submit only one application. For additional information on our application options visit