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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 76%, which is nearly 15% higher than similar schools, according to Money's calculations, and graduates report early median salaries of $52,600, according to PayScale. 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The University at Buffalo is welcoming students back to campus for the fall semester, with a recommendation that they quarantine for seven days before their return.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$28,500
% of students who get any grants
57%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,600
Average price for low-income students
$12,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
56%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1250/27
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
21,400
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
74%
% of need met
47%
% of students who get merit* grants
4%
Average merit grant
$3,840
student success
Graduation rate
76%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 5 years
$52,400
% earning more than $28,000
82%
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.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The University at Buffalo is welcoming students back to campus for the fall semester, with a recommendation that they quarantine for seven days before their return.

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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