University at Buffalo

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$18,524
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.7%
30,939 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
32,099
82.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
73.5%
2,878 Graduates

About

University at Buffalo is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University at Buffalo were General Business Administration & Management (794 degrees awarded), General Psychology (632 degrees), and Computer Science (269 degrees).

In 2022, 9,530 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University at Buffalo. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,553 degrees), 3.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,248 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $7,070, which is $−23,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $7,070, which is $−23,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,524.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending University at Buffalo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University at Buffalo was $7,070. The cost of tuition at University at Buffalo is $−23,080 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,524
2022 Value
3.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University at Buffalo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,524. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University at Buffalo grew by 3.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,452
Room and Board
$1,202
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University at Buffalo was of $15,452 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.31% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,202. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University at Buffalo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.35%
2019 Default Rate
75
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University at Buffalo was 1.35%, which represents 75 out of the 5544 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University at Buffalo received 30,939 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.615% annual growth. Out of those 30,939 applicants, 20,948 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 32,099 students enrolled at University at Buffalo in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University at Buffalo has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
20,948
Accepted Out of 30,939

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University at Buffalo was 67.7% (20,948 admissions from 30,939 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.615%, while admissions declined by −2.8%..

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,403
Scores Submitted (2022)

33% of enrolled first-time students at University at Buffalo in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University at Buffalo had a total enrollment of 32,099 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 26,541 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,558. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.5% White, 14.2% Asian, 7.46% Black or African American, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University at Buffalo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.2%), followed by White Female (20.3%) and Asian Male (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.4%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Asian Female (5.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University at Buffalo in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,099 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 26,541 and the part-time enrollment is 5,558. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University at Buffalo was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University at Buffalo had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    14,273 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    4,547 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,393 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo is 44.5% White, 14.2% Asian, 7.46% Black or African American, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0467% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,122 students (3.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 122 more women than men received degrees from University at Buffalo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University at Buffalo is white (4,553 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1248 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University at Buffalo is General Business Administration & Management (794 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (632 degrees) and Computer Science (269 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University at Buffalo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (79 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,378 degrees), and Math & Statistics (215 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Other managers (608,034 people), Software developers (540,594 people), Physicians (449,325 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (375,915 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (361,290 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo in 2022 are Library Science (79 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,378 degrees), Math & Statistics (215 degrees), Social Sciences (779 degrees), and Biology (668 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Library Science (79 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,378 degrees), Math & Statistics (215 degrees), Social Sciences (779 degrees), and Biology (668 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Computer Systems Design (693,807 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (670,592 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (621,521 people), Elementary & secondary schools (543,561 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (489,309 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Library Science (79 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,378 degrees), Math & Statistics (215 degrees), Social Sciences (779 degrees), and Biology (668 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University at Buffalo.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 794 degrees awarded
  2. 632 degrees awarded
  3. 269 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University at Buffalo was General Business Administration & Management with 794 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,704
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,826
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,704 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo, which is 0.975 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,826).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 660 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.01 times more than the 328 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 483 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo in General Psychology, which is 2.95 times more than the 164 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 61% of students graduating from University at Buffalo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University at Buffalo is Female and Asian (84.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.18% of graduates (178 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,553 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,248 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    676 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University at Buffalo is white (4,553 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1248 degrees).

4.48% of degree recipients (427 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,373 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,180 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    701 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University at Buffalo is white female (2,373 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2180 degrees).

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Operations

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at nearly $908M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.99M (0.33%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University at Buffalo had a total salary expenditure of 1.23B. University at Buffalo employs 420 Assistant professors, 397 Associate professors and 384 Professors. Most academics at University at Buffalo are Male Professor (265), Male Associate professor (220), and Female Assistant professor (213).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo are: Business and Financial Operations, with 498 employees, Service, with 465 employees, and Management with 355 employees.

Endowment

$908M
2022 Endowment
11%
decline from 2021

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at about $908M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University at Buffalo declined 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $535M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $147M - Federal
  2. $14.4M - State
  3. $830k - Local

As of 2022, University at Buffalo received $147M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.4M from state grants and contracts, and $830k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$496M
2022 Salaries
3.95%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University at Buffalo paid a median of $496M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.23B) and a 3.95% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$151M
Instructional Salaries
1,304
Number of Employees

In 2022, University at Buffalo paid a total of $151M to 1,304 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
420 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
498 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Assistant professor with 420 employees, Associate professor with 397 employees, and Professor with 384 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Business and Financial Operations with 498 employees, Service with 465 employees, and Management with 355 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University at Buffalo was Male Professor with 265 employees, Male Associate professor with 220 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 213 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University at Buffalo.

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