University At Buffalo, The State University of New York

University At Buffalo, The State University of New York

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THE World Ranking: 251

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence offering world class education in a diverse welcoming community

  • Premier public research university in the Northeastern US
  • One of the world’s best universities —Times Higher Education
  • Named Top-Ranked Destination for international students
  • Faculty recognized as best teachers & world’s top innovators
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Overview

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest campus in the State University of New York system and New York’s leading public center for graduate and professional education. Our more than 29,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Programs

Academic programs offered by UB include more than 100 undergraduate courses (including combined degrees), 190 masters’ degrees, 83 doctoral degrees and four professional degrees through its many schools and colleges.

Research

UB spends more than $353 million annually on research, creating new knowledge that improves the lives of residents of Western New York, New York State and the world beyond.  Our research leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements that flow from a great research university.

International Students

The University is home to over 29,000 students of which international students form a significant population. There are over 220,000 UB alumni in 130 countries.                                               

Career Services

The career services team at UB supports current students and alumni in achieving their academic and career goals by assisting them in developing self-awareness, making informed decisions, acquiring experience and obtaining employment. The mentors educate past and present students in the areas of self-assessment, career exploration and job search techniques with the goal of helping them achieve lifelong career satisfaction and success.

Accommodation

The University offers on-campus and off-campus housing options for students to choose from. On-campus housing options include the University residence halls and apartments. UB off-campus housing resources help students find safe accommodation in the UB community.

Facts

  • The University is ranked 19th among American colleges and universities, in number of international enrollment.
  • UB has exchange programs with 70 universities around the world.
  • UB’s celebrated alumni include NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues, the former minister for Higher education in the People’s Republic of China, the founder of Miramax Films, the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and cofounder of Baidu.com, the largest Chinese search engine and second-largest independent search engine in the world.
  • Guests of honor in the UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series, which was launched in 1987, have included Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kofi Annan, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, and Cofounder of Apply Steve Wozniak. Honored speakers of past decades have included Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T.S. Eliot, Benjamin Spock, and Martin Luther King Jr.

UB faculty inventors have contributed to the invention of:

  • Implantable battery-operated cardiac pacemaker 
  • PSA test for prostate cancer
  • Photodynamic cancer therapy
  • Infasurf lung surfactant
  • Pattern recognition software
  • Talent™ thoracic stent graft 
  • Teleradiology 3-D viewer and data transmission system

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Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

79

Undergraduate

79

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Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: IIE

106 International student nationalities at this university

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: THE

251

TEACHING

38%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

64.6%

INDUSTRY INCOME

42.8%

RESEARCH

29%

CITATIONS

66.1%
QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Source: QS

342

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
Source: ARWU

301

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

$13755

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

$7210

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

$21550

POSTGRADUATE

$22210

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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The most important thing is to be open minded. The culture shock is overwhelming and you should remain open to everything. Another piece of advice I would give is to try and dorm on campus for at least your first year of university. It is a great way to make friends especially if you're all alone in a f read full review

The most important thing is to be open minded. The culture shock is overwhelming and you should remain open to everything. Another piece of advice I would give is to try and dorm on campus for at least your first year of university. It is a great way to make friends especially if you're all alone in a foreign country. show less

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