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 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)