The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s enrollment is approximately 29,000, including more than 5,100 international students from 113 countries. UB was the first public university in New York to be admitted (in 1990) into the Association of American Universities, joining North America’s other leading research universities. With more than 300 degree programs, UB is a leader and an innovator in higher education and in beneficial discoveries. UB’s work in education, research, and service is guided by its mission to improve the quality of life for the people of the Western New York region and to the world at large. UB spends more than $349.4 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines, and thousands of other improvements to life that flow from a great research university.
- Total enrollment: 29,049
- Undergraduate enrollment: 19,400
- Graduate enrollment: 9,649
- International Student Enrollment: 5,185
- Male 49%, Female 51%
- Faculty-student ratio: 16:1
- Faculty: Full Time: 1201 Part Time: 539
- Number of countries represented on campus: 115
- Top five countries represented on campus: India, China, Korea, Canada, Japan
English as a Second Language Program and Services
Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
Yes, the ESL Program offers credit-bearing ESL writing and spoken English courses during the academic year.
International Student Housing Options
Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, housing is available in traditional residence halls and student apartments (7,377 beds in total).
Bilateral agreements with 80 Institutions in 30 countries. Offshore programs in China, India and Singapore, where some 1,400 students are enrolled in 5 undergraduate degree programs.
First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students
International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:
For detailed requirements please see www.Buffalo.edu/intadmit
Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students
Tuition: Full-Time $16,190 per academic year (non-resident)
Per credit charge: $675
Fees: $3,933 per academic year.
Is financial aid available for international students?
Yes, Merit scholarships for undergraduates and assistantships and fellowships for graduate students.
Student Activities and Campus Life
UB offers an extensive program of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities on campus throughout the year. The Center for the Arts offers first-rate performing arts, while Division I teams are fielded in many sports. Co-curricular programming is offered in campus housing, and there are dozens of international student clubs and organizations. International Student and Scholar Services offers an excellent program of trips, tours, and cultural activities, as well as workshops on making the most of life at UB and in Western New York.