About University Buffalo

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PROFILE OF EXCELLENCE

Name University at Buffalo – The State University of New York
A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.
University Buffalo was founded in 1846
Character 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 resilient optimism, resourceful thinking, and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.
Patents Issued 84 (2004-10)
President John B. Simpson
Student Body
  • 29,049 (fall 2010)
  • 19,400 undergraduate
  • 9,649 graduate and professional
Degrees 7,223 (2008-09)
Employment 10,898 FTE
Faculty
  • 1,604 full-time (fall 2009)
  • 769 part-time
Alumni
  • More than 213,000 in 130 countries (September 2010)
  • More than 117,000 in New York state
Endowment $428.9 million (June 2010)
Economic Impact $1.7 billion per year
Athletics Division I, Mid-American Conference
Mascot Victor E. Bull

A SPECTRUM OF PROGRAMS (FALL 2009)

  • More than 100 undergraduate degrees,
    including combined degrees
  • 190 master’s degrees
  • 83 doctoral degrees
  • 4 professional degrees
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Dental Medicine
  • Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Professions
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division
  • Social Work

IMPROVING LIFE WITH DISCOVERY

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.

DISCOVERY INTO INNOVATION

UB faculty inventors have contributed to the invention of:

  • implantable battery-operated cardiac pacemaker
  • PSA test for prostate cancer
  • photodynamic cancer therapy
  • Infasurf lung surfactant
  • pattern recognition software
  • Talent™ thoracic stent graft
  • teleradiology 3-D viewer and data transmission system

WE MOVE THE WORLD

Our more than 213,000 alumni live in every state and 130 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates: NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; the former minister of educaton in the People’s Republic of China; the cofounder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew, and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

PRIDE OF PLACE

North Campus
Amherst, New York
1,192 acres, 146 buildings
South Campus
Buffalo, New York
154 acres, 53 buildings
Downtown Campus
Buffalo, New York
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, UB Downtown Gateway, Educational Opportunity Center, Research Institute on Addictions, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute and Jacobs Executive Development Center. UB and Kaleida Health are constructing a new building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that will house UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center and a UB Biosciences Incubator.

UB AROUND THE WORLD

UB ranks first in the nation in international enrollment among comprehensive public research universities. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with 65 universities around the world.