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Rank: 99

University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo, commonly known as UB, is a major public research university and part of the State University of New York system. It refers to itself as the "largest and most comprehensive campus" in the SUNY system. The school has about 22,000 undergraduate students who can pursue 110 majors and 60 minors. UB's graduation rate is 75%, which is nearly 20% higher than similar schools, according to MONEY's calculations, and graduates report early median salaries of $52,600. UB is made up of three campuses connected by free shuttles and buses. In addition to being near the home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, the school has more than a dozen NCAA Division I teams. While UB's home city of Buffalo has a reputation for some legendary snowfalls, the university is quick to point out that the location also enjoys sunny summers and cool autumns with gorgeous foliage. When not on campus, students can hang out in the Buffalo-Niagara region, which is packed with art galleries, coffeehouses, and, yes, places to get some delicious chicken wings.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$27,300
% of students who get any grants
55%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,200
Average price for low-income students
$11,420
admissions
Acceptance rate
57%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1170/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
20,735
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
73%
% of need met
50%
% of students who get merit* grants
4%
Average merit grant
$4,253
student success
Graduation rate
75%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 3 years
$52,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
42%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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