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Located in Buffalo, New York, University at Buffalo is a public institution. University at Buffalo is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

$35,955 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University at Buffalo?


Contact details for University at Buffalo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660
Phone: 716-645-2000

How Do I Get Into University at Buffalo?

You can apply to University at Buffalo online at:

Admission Requirements for University at Buffalo

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University at Buffalo?

70% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University at Buffalo is 70%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to University at Buffalo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 600 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 600 to 700 )
University at Buffalo received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 23 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for University at Buffalo  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford University at Buffalo?

$35,955 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University at Buffalo is $35,955. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University at Buffalo, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,207 a year. That adds up to $28,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University at Buffalo is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,773 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,467 undergraduate students at University at Buffalo, with 19,773 being full-time and 1,694 being part-time.


There are also 10,865 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,773 full-time undergraduates at University at Buffalo, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University at Buffalo students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,377
Black or African American 1,696
Hispanic or Latino 1,587
White 9,339
International Students 2,255
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,519

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at University at Buffalo. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at University at Buffalo. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University at Buffalo

3,186 Took All Classes Online
19,761 Took At Least One Class Online
282.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 19,761 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University at Buffalo has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of University at Buffalo

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University at Buffalo was 282.9%. This is the #111 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University at Buffalo regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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