University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 21,303
Graduate Enrollment: 10,865
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 70.09%

Male/Female: 57% / 43% (2017)

First generation college students: 28.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,276
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1180 - 1360

2022 Median Admit ACT: 28
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 25 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 74.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 58.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 49.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 41.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 46.4%
Black: 8.5%
Hispanic: 7.9%
Asian: 16.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 2.9%
Non-resident alien: 13.3%
Unknown race: 4.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $26,550
In-State tuition: $10,782
Out-of-State tuition: $28,702

Estimated books and supplies: $1,202 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $15,452 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,804 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $15,452 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,804 (2022)

Average Family Income: $72,017 (2017)
Median Family Income: $46,678 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 39.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $201 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $15,006
$30k-48k $18,436
$48k-75k $20,447
$75k-110k $20,515
$110k+ $23,632

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 60%
6-year graduation rate: 74%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,808 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.4% (2015)
@3 year 75.1% (2017)
@5 year 80.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 59.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,881 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $58,053 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 8
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 22 $19,669 $186 $50,238 ($4,187)
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 42 $475 $46,281 ($3,857)
Master's Degree Real Estate Development. 10
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 7
Master's Degree Area Studies. 6
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 11 $19,375 $167
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 19
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 343 $22,251 $207 $38,180 ($3,182) $47,922 ($3,994)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Journalism. 9
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 31
Master's Degree Information Science/Studies. 146
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Science. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 224 $20,500 $201 $67,331 ($5,611) $95,015 ($7,918)
Master's Degree Education, General. 14
Master's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 2
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 4
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 31 $372 $46,980 ($3,915) $55,033 ($4,586)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 77 $23,161 $228 $63,368 ($5,281) $79,817 ($6,651)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 48 $72,204 ($6,017)
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 152 $22,913 $207 $63,027 ($5,252) $67,572 ($5,631)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 81 $68,724 ($5,727) $87,526 ($7,294)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 21
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 45 $22,500 $217 $69,837 ($5,820) $88,500 ($7,375)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 113 $23,500 $232 $70,193 ($5,849) $83,785 ($6,982)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 109
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 18
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 25 $27,000 $228 $53,454 ($4,455) $67,282 ($5,607)
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 225 $23,944 $228 $63,069 ($5,256) $74,299 ($6,192)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 40 $76,475 ($6,373)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mechanical Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 46 $24,750 $221 $64,470 ($5,373) $83,447 ($6,954)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 102
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 13
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 60 $293 $46,210 ($3,851) $47,752 ($3,979)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Library Science and Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 297 $22,481 $217 $23,784 ($1,982) $48,106 ($4,009)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 21 $270 $29,539 ($2,462)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 2
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 5
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 10
Master's Degree Genetics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 68 $23,900 $239 $25,933 ($2,161) $56,469 ($4,706)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 15
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 27 $23,503 $233 $24,099 ($2,008)
Master's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 6
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 5 $108,113 ($9,009)
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 1
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 19
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 10
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 7
Master's Degree Economics. 34
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 58 $23,250 $209 $33,843 ($2,820) $58,438 ($4,870)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 17
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 13
Master's Degree Physics. 8
Doctoral Degree Physics. 12
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 20
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 543 $20,830 $201 $28,398 ($2,367) $45,154 ($3,763)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 21
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, General. 1
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 4
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 7
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 19
Master's Degree Social Work. 190 $466 $47,170 ($3,931) $51,238 ($4,270)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 6
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 356 $21,000 $201 $30,111 ($2,509) $46,357 ($3,863)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, General. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 29 $24,500 $233 $26,324 ($2,194) $40,392 ($3,366)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 10
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 2
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 57 $21,944 $217 $25,518 ($2,127) $59,663 ($4,972)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 27 $466 $45,091 ($3,758) $51,402 ($4,284)
Doctoral Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 2
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 11
First Professional Degree Dentistry. 113 $2,236 $75,843 ($6,320) $123,431 ($10,286)
Master's Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 24
Doctoral Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 16
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 7
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 23 $21,842 $172 $71,933 ($5,994) $77,846 ($6,487)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 150 $2,456 $60,277 ($5,023)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 18 $46,019 ($3,835) $54,863 ($4,572)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 21
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 14
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 18
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 19
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 131 $1,408 $89,451 ($7,454) $132,793 ($11,066)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 15 $23,250 $207
Master's Degree Public Health. 35 $464 $46,587 ($3,882) $70,370 ($5,864)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 78
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 101 $466 $50,613 ($4,218) $61,217 ($5,101)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 83 $182 $57,991 ($4,833) $86,973 ($7,248)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 53 $22,782 $212 $38,511 ($3,209) $44,224 ($3,685)
Master's Degree International Business. 4
Doctoral Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree History. 62 $23,392 $225 $27,640 ($2,303) $43,913 ($3,659)
Master's Degree History. 9
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 216
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 60 $22,854 $239 $32,581 ($2,715) $56,984 ($4,749)
Master's Degree Architecture. 3 $50,856 ($4,238) $61,832 ($5,153)
First Professional Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 24
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 5
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 4
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 15
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 13
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 15 $39,775 ($3,315) $50,480 ($4,207)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 3
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 65 $350 $47,124 ($3,927) $52,612 ($4,384)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 2
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 18 $319 $29,676 ($2,473)
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 26
Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 86 $24,846 $244 $61,021 ($5,085) $82,061 ($6,838)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 8
Doctoral Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 69 $21,000 $208 $53,240 ($4,437) $75,123 ($6,260)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 26
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 18 $19,125 $175 $21,423 ($1,785) $41,896 ($3,491)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 9
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 20 $19,500 $207 $25,815 ($2,151) $47,487 ($3,957)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
First Professional Degree Law. 141 $1,072 $58,697 ($4,891) $79,742 ($6,645)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 2
First Professional Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 64 $19,583 $159 $25,149 ($2,096) $35,243 ($2,937)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 17
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 6
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 4
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 106 $18,750 $189 $38,722 ($3,227) $55,293 ($4,608)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 6
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 59
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 16
Master's Degree Systems Science and Theory. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Historic Preservation and Conservation. 4
Master's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 7
Master's Degree Natural Sciences. 7
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 27 $62,346 ($5,196)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computational Science. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 18
Master's Degree Philosophy. 5
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 85 $23,250 $242 $32,840 ($2,737) $53,437 ($4,453)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 8
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 22 $85,113 ($7,093)
Doctoral Degree Economics. 7
Master's Degree Music. 3
Doctoral Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 161 $20,225 $186 $40,641 ($3,387) $54,178 ($4,515)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 25 $24,255 $260 $39,206 ($3,267)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 21
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 106 $20,750 $191 $25,130 ($2,094) $41,750 ($3,479)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 183 $18,945 $163 $29,353 ($2,446) $49,556 ($4,130)
Master's Degree Sociology. 10
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 21 $20,500 $217
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Design and Applied Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 20 $26,637 $239 $15,228 ($1,269)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Doctoral Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 58 $24,509 $200 $22,127 ($1,844) $42,962 ($3,580)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 3
Doctoral Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 58 $19,500 $170 $23,984 ($1,999) $35,324 ($2,944)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13 $25,036 ($2,086)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 13
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 1 $700 $60,470 ($5,039) $62,621 ($5,218)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 45
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 3
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 20
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 152 $26,117 $154 $74,940 ($6,245) $78,910 ($6,576)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1 $1,163 $140,655 ($11,721) $156,357 ($13,030)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 50
Graduate/Professional Certificate Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 780 $21,500 $198 $40,279 ($3,357) $58,621 ($4,885)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 175 $456 $72,935 ($6,078) $90,100 ($7,508)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 134 $19,680 $190 $46,465 ($3,872) $69,464 ($5,789)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 21 $466 $46,940 ($3,912)
Doctoral Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $99,162
Full time faculty: 66%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $788,909,963 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,020,052,659 (2022)