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.
It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.
|UNIVERSITY||CITY||AVERAGE MONTHLY UNTILITIES ||AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT|
|University at Buffalo, SUNY ||Buffalo, NY ||$185||$1,086|
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA||$222||$1,400|
|University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA||$148||$1,527|
|University of Colorado at Boulder ||Boulder, CO ||$134||$1,826|
|UC Berkley ||Irvine, CA||$147||$2,296|
|UNIVERSITY||RESIDENCE||ANNUAL AVERAGE TUITION & FEES |
|University at Buffalo, SUNY ||In-State ||$14,388|
|Out of State ||$26,178|
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.
|DEGREE TYPE ||MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS|
|Doctoral degree ||$1,885|
|Bachelor's degree ||$1,305|
|Associates degree ||$938|
|Some college, no degree||$877|
|High school diploma||$781|
|DEGREE TYPE ||EMPLOYMENT RATE %|
|Doctoral degree ||97.5%|
|Bachelor's degree ||94.5%|
|Associates degree ||92.9%|
|Some college, no degree||91.7%|
|High school diploma||91%|
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."
The NYTimes published an article showing that cities such as Buffalo are retaining college graduates. Since the year 2000, the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34 living within a radius of 3 miles from the city center has risen 34%. This increase is at a higher percentage than the top 51 metro areas average, which is 25% (see here).
College graduates are happy living in a Buffalo.
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.
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.