Why Choose UB?

We Can Change the World

As a premier, public research university with $386.6 million in annual research expenditures*, UB is committed to supporting the work of our faculty and students, whether they’re scientists, social workers, lawyers or linguists. As the academic health center continued to take shape in downtown Buffalo, we took our research power to the next level by investing $25 million over five years in the Communities of Excellence—a grand vision to amplify UB’s ongoing efforts to solve the challenges facing society, while simultaneously creating new multidisciplinary learning opportunities for students. 
*Reported to the NSF, 2013-14 

We Attract Greatness

From presidents to activists to entertainers, the worlds most prominent figures choose our school to share their talents and spread their messages.

Historic Visitors

UB Distinguished Speaker Series

We Are Intellectually Diverse

We have 13 academic divisions that house more than 300 graduate and professional programs, with endless interdisciplinary opportunities, spread over three campus locations.

We are International to the Core

In addition to being situated near the border with Canada, more than 30 percent of graduate and professional students come from countries outside the U.S.

Our current graduate and professional students come from 89 different countries from around the globe!

Our Mission for Excellence

The mission of the Graduate School is threefold: to promote and maintain excellence in graduate programs and in the scholarly and creative activities of graduate faculty and students; to stimulate and promote interdisciplinary research and education; and to improve and preserve the academic environment within which graduate education and research occur. 

We Offer More Opportunity for MWBE's

UB is the leader among its SUNY peers for the largest spending percentage with businesses certified in New York State as Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), having spent more than $17 million in fiscal year 2014-15.

We Value Your Time

At UB, most graduate and professional students successfully complete their degree in less time than the national average. Our master's students typically graduate within two years and doctoral students within 6.5 years.

Our Faculty are World-Renowned

At UB, our highly trained faculty rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, they engage in research that advances existing knowledge and improves quality of life all over the world.

Take a look at our faculty spotlight

We Give You More Ways to Learn

Whether you prefer online courses, traditional classrooms, hands-on experience or studying in a different country, UB has you covered. With over 300 graduate, professional and certificate programs, you're sure to find your program here.

Our Focus on Safety

Our University Police are a nationally accredited agency, with accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Authorities (CALEA) and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYSDCJS). 

UB is considered among the safest campuses in the nation. Amherst, the town where UB’s north campus is located, is consistently ranked one of the safest cities of its size in the U.S.

Learn more about UB's three campuses

Since its founding, Buffalo has been home to innovators and entrepreneurs - that legacy continues today. 43North has teamed up with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films to tell the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past.

Our Accomplished Alumni

More than 240,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 146 countries. Among our celebrated graduates are Hollywood’s top talent manager, the co-founder of China’s leading search engine and the chief education/medical officer for NASA’s Astronaut Office.

We're Expanding

With its move to a state-of-the-art facility on UB’s Downtown Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will put superior medical education, clinical care and pioneering research in close proximity, anchoring Buffalo’s evolving comprehensive academic health center in a vibrant downtown setting.

Learn more about UB's new medical school building

Our Stories Shape Our Future

One year, hundreds of stories.

Check out UB's 2014-2015 Progress Report.