About the University

Here is how the University at Buffalo is charging forward.

The University at Buffalo

UB is a premier public research university that values and pursues academic excellence. We attract exceptional students who are curious, engaged with their studies and determined to succeed while making a difference in the world.

Name University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Affiliation A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.  
Founded 1846  
Character UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.  
President Satish K. Tripathi
Athletics Division I, Mid-American Conference
Mascot Victor E. Bull
Student Body (head count)
  • 30,648 (Fall 2017)
  • 21,020 undergraduate
  • 9,628 graduate and professional
Degrees Awarded
  • 8,659 (May 2017)
  • 6,043 full-time equivalent employees (2017-2018)
  • 2,533 total faculty (2017-2018)
  • Undergraduate student to undergraduate instructional faculty ratio: 13 to 1 (2017-2018)
  • More than 255,000 in 150 countries
  • More than 135,000 in New York state
Annual Budget
  • Operating revenues: $739 million (FY 2016)
  • Financial statement revenues: $1.305 billion (FY 2016)
  • UB and affiliated entities revenues: $1.6 billion (FY 2016)
Research $389.6 million (FY 2016)  
Endowment $601 million (June 2016)  
Economic Impact $1.6 billion (FY 2016)