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The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo, New York State’s flagship, is consistently recognized as one of the world's most exceptional, most affordable universities, making it a top choice for students and faculty around the globe.

Name University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Affiliation New York State‚Äôs flagship, 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  
Overview 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 enables us to reach others every day.  
President Satish K. Tripathi
Athletics Division I, Mid-American Conference
Mascot Victor E. Bull
Student Body (head count)
  • 32,332 (Fall 2021)
  • 21,467 undergraduate
  • 10,865 graduate and professional
Degrees Awarded
  • 9,331 (July 2020 - June 2021)
  • 5,787  full-time equivalent employees (Fall 2021)
  • 2,506 total faculty (Fall 2021)
  • Undergraduate student to undergraduate instructional faculty ratio: 13 to 1 (Fall 2021)
  • More than 287,000 in 150 countries
  • More than 149,000 in New York state
Annual Revenues
  • Operating revenues: $810 million (FY 2020-21)
  • Financial statement revenues: $1.3 billion (FY 2020-21)
  • UB and affiliated entities revenues: $1.7 billion (FY 2020-21)
Research $425.3 million (FY 2020-21)  
Endowment $1.0 billion (FY 2020-21)  
Economic Impact $2.1 billion (FY 2020-21)