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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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