University at Buffalo SUNY

Buffalo, New York, United States

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The largest and most comprehensive school in the 64-campus SUNY system, UB is the preeminent public research university in the northeastern United States. It is a well-established leader, with prominent university guides and magazines continually praising it for its exceptional value and high-quality academics. Some of the highlights are:

  • list items Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and U.S. News & World Report rank it among the top 40 public universities in the country.
  • list items New York State's No. 1 public university - The Wall Street Journal/THE College Rankings
  • list items According to the Institute of International Education (IIE)Among the top 30 institutions in the United States, for more than 15 years, hosting international students.
  • list items According to IIE Open Doors - Top-ranked school for international students.
  • list items Kiplinger’s- High four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall great value.
  • list items According to U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools," it also has some of the best graduate and professional degree programmes in the country, and is ranked among the top-tier schools for program quality and research:
    • English Ph.D. program
    • Law School
    • Graduate School of Education
    • Master's program in rehabilitation counseling
    • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • PharmD program
    • School of Public Health and Health Professions
    • School of Management’s MBA program
    • School of Social Work
    • School of Nursing
  • list items English Ph.D. program
  • list items Law School
  • list items Graduate School of Education
  • list items Master's program in rehabilitation counseling
  • list items Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • list items School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • list items PharmD program
  • list items School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • list items School of Management’s MBA program
  • list items School of Social Work
  • list items School of Nursing
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    University at Buffalo SUNY Rankings

    Ranked By 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
    ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings   301-400   301-400 301–400 NA NA
     World University Ranking (QS Ranking) 340 346 388 425 491
     University Ranking (THE Ranking) 251-300   251-300     251–300   251-300 251-300
    US News & World Report - Global Universities 266 277 280 NA NA
      US News & World Report - National University Ranking   79 88 93 89 NA

     

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    University at Buffalo SUNY Rankings By Subject

    Business Courses

    Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023
    Bloomberg - Best Business School USA NA 64 70 NA
     Global MBA (QS Ranking) NA 201-250 151-200 151-200
       PG Business and Economics (THE Ranking)   301-400     301-400   301-400 301-400
     Graduate Business School (US News Ranking) 60 60 77 72

    Engineering Courses

    Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023
    Engineering and Technology (QS Ranking) 314 307 352 348
      PG Engineering and Technology (THE Ranking)   151-175     176-200   176-200 NA
    Aerospace Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 33 38 NA
      Biomedical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 64 61 NA
    Chemical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 36 41 NA
    Civil Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 33 37 NA
     Electrical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 58 66 NA
    Mechanical Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 50 49 NA

    Computer Courses

    Course Name 2020 2021 2022 2023
    PG Computers (THE Ranking) 201-250 201-250 201-250 NA
    Computer Engineering PG (US News Ranking) NA 58 66 50

    Science Courses

    Shanghai Mathematics Rankings (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 301-400 301-400 NA NA
    Shanghai Physics Rankings (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 201-300 201-300 201-300 NA
     Pharmacy & Pharmacology Rankings (QS Ranking) 151-200 151-200 201-250 151-200
    Physics and Astronomy Rankings (QS Ranking) 351-400 351-400 301-350 401-450
    Biological Sciences Rankings (QS Ranking) 301-350 351-400 401-450 301-350
     Mathematics Rankings (QS Ranking) 451-500 NA 401-450 401-450
    Life Sciences Rankings (THE Ranking) 401-500 401-500 401-500 401-500
     Psychology Rankings (THE Ranking) 251-300 251-300 201-250 251-300

    Humanities Courses

    Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 101-150 151-200 201-300 NA
    Communication and Media Studies Rankings (QS Ranking) NA 201-220 151-200 201-250
     Sociology Rankings (QS Ranking) 251-300 251-300 251-300 NA
     Arts & Humanities Rankings (THE Ranking) 301-400 301-400 301-400 251-300

     

    Medicine Courses

    Shanghai Nursing Rankings (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 101-150 101-150 151-200 NA
     Medicine Rankings (QS Ranking) 151-200 201-250 301-350 301-350
    Nursing Rankings (QS Ranking) NA 101-150 101-150 101-150
     Clinical and Health Rankings (THE Ranking) 176-200 201-250 201-250 301-400
    Best Graduate Medical Schools (US News Ranking) NA 93-123 91 90
    Best Graduate Nursing Schools (US News Ranking) NA 57 NA NA

    Law Courses

    Shanghai Law Ranking (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 101-150 151-200 101-150 NA
    Law Rankings (QS Ranking) NA 176-200 201-250 151-175
    Law Rankings (THE Ranking) NA 176-200 201-250 151-175
    Best Graduate Law Schools (US News Ranking) NA 99 98 94
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the university's student-to-faculty ratio?

    What distinguishes the university as one of the best in the world?

    What is the student-faculty ratio at UB?

    The Student-faculty ratio is 14:1

    With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, UB students benefit from being a member of a major and prestigious public research university while also receiving high levels of personal attention.

    A high four-year graduation rate, a low average student debt at graduation, plenty of financial aid, a reasonable sticker price, and overall excellent value. Excellent academics and for everything it is trying to make college more affordable, particularly for those who need education in these difficult economic times.