Benefits of Buffalo

With an affordable cost of living, high employment rates and friendly, diverse communities, the Buffalo-Niagara region is consistently one of the top-rated major metropolitan areas in America. See for yourself why so many students love our welcoming nature, spirited loyalty and endless opportunities.

Affordable Living

It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.

AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT PRICE 1 bedroom inside the city limits University at Buffalo - BUFFALO, NY $739.00 University of Pittsburgh - PITTSBURGH, PA $770.50 University of Virginia - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA $1,131.25 University of Colorado at BOULDER, CO $1,274.34 UC Berkeley=IRVINE, CA $2,177.78
Graphic depicting the University at Buffalo's in-state tuition of $13,347 and out of state tuition of $24,687 compared to private institutions tuition of $33,480. Tuition rates are average annual rates.

Employment and Income Opportunities

Buffalo’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship is still alive. UB is playing a key role in creating a new knowledge-based economy for our region. This translates to jobs and earning potential.

Images depicting employment rates by degree type and median weekly salaris by degree type of graduates who stay, live and work in Buffalo.

Our Community

Our strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability are why Forbes magazine ranks Buffalo one of the top 10 U.S. cities to raise a family. The magazine also ranks Buffalo as the "No. 1 Best City for Working Mothers."

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College graduates are choosing to stay in Buffalo. Why?

City of Good Neighbors

In Buffalo, we take care of each other. You'll be supported by friendly people willing to help. When you experience this welcoming community, you will want to call Buffalo your home.

On the Rise

Buffalo is a mid-size city with endless potential and people are choosing to live here. Old industrial buildings are being transformed and repurposed. Restaurants are bringing innovative chefs to town elevating the culinary landscape. The waterfront is now home to Canalside, a 21-acre park with events and festivals for every season. There is something for everyone here.

The Weather

Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons, each remarkable in its own right.

ENJOY 4 SEASONS Myths dispelled about Buffalo weather. Buffalo was actually the 7th snowiest city in the country during the 2016-17 season behind Syracuse, NY, Rochester, NY, Anchorage, AL, Erie, PA, Worcester, MA & and Manchester, MA. Buffalo gets, on average, 157 days of sunshine per year! That is almost half the year spent enjoying sunny days. Buffalo enjoys the sunniest and the driest summers of any major city in the Northeast. Western New York is known for its fall foliage and temperatures averaging 65-75 degrees. It’s easy to get out and enjoy what Buffalo has to offer.

Learn More About Buffalo

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It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.
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Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons, each remarkable in its own right.
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Buffalo’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship is still alive. UB is playing a key role in creating a new knowledge-based economy for our region.
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Buffalo’s strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability are just a few of the attributes that make our city a great place to raise a family.
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Pronounced “the best planned city in America” by Frederick Law Olmsted, and often billed as the “20-minute city” for its easy accessibility, Buffalo’s world-class design makes getting around a snap.
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In a city as diverse as Buffalo, you can always find something fun to do, whether it’s taking a leisurely walk in one of our glorious Olmsted-designed parks or taking in a thought-provoking work of art at one of dozens of galleries.
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Buffalo borders Canada and is one of the United States’ top gateways for international trade.

Average Monthly Rent Price Data collected from numbeo.com reflecting 2017 data. Tuition Data collected from studentaccounts.buffalo.edu and trends.collegeboard.org and reflect 2017 tuition and fee rates. Two Year Master’s Debt Data collected from University at Buffalo Office of Financial Aid and newamerica.net reflecting 2013-2014 graduate student debt data. Employment Rate Data collected from bls.gov and reflects 2016 data. Median Weekly Earnings Data collected from https://cew.georgetown.edu/ and reflects 2013 data. Young College Graduates Data collected from https://datausa.io/profile/geo/buffalo-ny/#category_age . Weather Data collected  from http://goldensnowglobe.com/current-top-10-snowiest-cities/.