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Who We Are

The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.

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Quick Facts

Founded: 1846

President: Satish K. Tripathi

Academics: 300+ Graduate and Professional Programs

Athletics: Division I, Mid-American Conference

Mascot: Victor E. Bull

World-Renowned Faculty

Our impressive faculty have won many prestigious awards; these include:

  • Nobel Prize.
  • Pulitzer Prize.
  • National Book Award.
  • National Medal of Science.
  • MacArthur Foundation “genius award”.

Notable Alumni

  • Award-winning journalist for CNN—Wolf Blitzer.
  • Co-founder of the largest Chinese-language search engine—Li Yanhong (Robin Li).
  • Co-founder and partner of Orangetheory Fitness—Ellen Latham.
  • Superstar NFL linebacker—Khalil Mack.
  • Executive producer and host of NPR’s “Fresh Air”—Terry Gross

Our Campuses

North Campus

Bronze Buffalo behind red leaves.

Suburban Academic Center

UB’s North Campu is located in suburban Amherst. Opened in the early 1970s, it is the largest of our three campuses. Its 128 buildings include state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices. Complementing the built environment are abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods. 

South Campus

Hayes Hall, South Campus.

Classic Neighborhood Setting

UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Situated in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, the 153-acre parcel is home to classic ivy-covered buildings, as well as residence halls and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. The schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, and Nursing are located here.

Downtown Campus

Exterior of Medical School Building.

Dynamic Urban Presence

UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. Situated in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo, the 153-acre parcel is home to classic ivy-covered buildings, as well as residence halls and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. The schools of Architecture and Planning, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, and Nursing are located here.