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About UB

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact and change the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of inspired energy, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day.

UB looks like the real world, and our strength lies in the diversity of our students, faculty and thinking. Sitting on an international border with Canada, our commitment to a truly cross-cultural learning environment is reflected in our on-campus community and in our global outreach.


  • 1846


  • Satish K. Tripathi

Student Body

  • 29,944 (fall 2014)
  • 19,829 undergraduate
  • 10,115 graduate and professional

International Population

  • 6,504 international students
  • UB ranks among the top 20 U.S. universities in international student enrollment


  • 230,588 in 130 countries
  • 127,000 in New York state

Schools and Colleges

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Dental Medicine
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Law
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Professions
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division
  • Social Work


  • Full-time faculty: 1,237
  • Part-time faculty: 560
  • Number of UB faculty awarded SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: 194
  • Student to faculty ratio: 13 to 1

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 65%
  • Total financial aid awarded annually: $313 million

Last updated: August 17, 2016 12:12 pm EST