University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:59:03 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[Why did you choose UB? ]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:39:49 +0000 This is one of the MAIN questions I get on tours! Nowadays, there are so many schools to choose from for Pharmacy, it’s hard as a senior to make a decision that is going to effect you for the next 6 years! It’s a big decision and I remember being overwhelmed by it! I have broken down a couple of the main reasons I came to UB for Pre-Pharmacy to help those who are having a difficult time deciding:

1. COST!!! UB is currently the only SUNY school with a Pharmacy program. This is such an important factor to consider when deciding, especially because it’s going to effect you for so long after you are finished with school. Remember though that the first two years in the program you are an undergrad, therefore you will pay undergrad cost. However, the last 4 you are a professional student and will be paying a higher rate for tuition, though it is still very good by comparison.

2. DIVERSITY. One of my main concerns when choosing a school was if I was going to be able to do as well as I wanted in the course work. I wasn’t 100% sure being a Pharmacist was exactly what I wanted to do, since I had little experience and knowledge on the field. Therefore, I wanted a school were I could easily switch majors if I decided that this wasn’t for me. This is also a very important factor to consider because I had multiple friends freshman year switch out and do something totally different.

3. EVENTS. Coming from a large high school, I wanted to attend a large university. I really wanted someplace with many different opportunities and clubs to join and things to do. I have a passion for fighting cancer and was able to join Colleges Against Cancer and plan Relay for Life here at Buffalo. I also loved going to sporting events, so I loved the idea that UB had a D1 athletics program with FREE entrance for students to all their games.

So those are my three main Pro’s concerning UB, specifically the pharmacy program.¬† Best of luck to those who are making their college decisions, I hope I was able to help!

<![CDATA[Wear Yellow For Seth ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:00:27 +0000 For those of you who might have seen the video or watched the Snap Story, you might have heard or seen that on March 27th there was a large campaign going to “Wear Yellow For Seth.” Seth is a 5 year old boy with SCID and people who wore yellow on Sunday were showing support for him. In the video I watched, it said his parents were going to print out pictures to put all around his room of the people wearing yellow so he could see how much support he had!

Most days we have to dress professionally for our Pharmacy Law Class (every M/W/F) but on this day we had an exception for anyone who wore yellow. I was excited to get a chance to dress down and to participate in this cause, but of course I had NOTHING yellow! Lucky for me, one of my roommates let me borrow her shirt that had a little yellow so that I could get away with it :)

A lot of people in my class ended up wearing yellow for that day. My class size  (people in their 1st year in the PharmD Program) is about 130, which is nice because I know almost everyone in my class. I love this program because though I have a small class size now, I still am living on a large campus with so much always going on that I can participate in!


P1 class at UB

<![CDATA[Game of Thrones preview ]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:52:02 +0000 Hey all,

This past Sunday, UB students were able to watch the first episode of season five of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones two weeks before it premieres on HBO! Students entered into a lottery to obtain a ticket for the viewing, and there was a line that extended outside the Center for the Arts, where the showing was held, and wound around buildings and down the hill toward the Student Union. Over 1,700 students attended the premiere, and HBO campus representatives handed out Game of Thrones crowns and offered chances for students to win Game of Thrones prize packs. There was a live Twitter feed broadcasting tweets about UB’s premiere and the event planners blared the Game of Thrones soundtrack for an hour before the episode premiered.


Courtesy of Game of Thrones, HBO


How awesome is it that UB students were able to see the first episode of a widely popular TV series two weeks before it officially airs!? It’s all due to the fact that UB Campus Living has partnered with HBO Go to make HBO free and available to all students living on campus or in on-campus apartments. This means that UB students who live on North or South Campuses, whether in the dorms or in apartments, can watch HBO for free, courtesy of UB and Campus Living! This is huge news for anyone who loves HBO shows like Girls, Game of Thrones, True Detective or The Newsroom. HBO also hosts comedy series, news, documentaries, sports and recent, popular movies.

So take a study break and enjoy HBO, courtesy of UB Campus Living and HBO Go!