Universities in New York

SUNY University at Buffalo


University Information

Location: Buffalo, New York
Founded: 1846
Undergraduate Students: 20 400
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.buffalo.edu 

About the University

Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo, or UB, is a four-year research-intensive public university and the largest and most comprehensive in the 64-campus SUNY system. It has 3 campuses (North Campus in suburban Amherst, South Campus in North Buffalo and a growing Downtown Campus) and a student enrollment of around 30,000 students (undergraduate and graduate combined). UB offers around 80 bachelor’s programs, 184 master’s programs and 78 doctoral programs with its most popular majors being Business/Marketing, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biology and Engineering.

UB is organized into 13 academic schools and colleges:

  • The School of Architecture and Planning 
  • The College of Arts and Sciences 
  • The School of Dental Medicine
  • The Graduate School of Education
  • The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 
  • The School of Law
  • The School of Management 
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 
  • The School of Nursing
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • The School of Public Health and Health Professions 
  • The School of Social Work 
  • The Roswell Park Graduate Division

Excerpt from SUNY Buffalo’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All students attending a State University of New York (SUNY) campus are required to have medical insurance coverage which meets certain requirements.  To enroll in GoBlue, visit their website.

The cost for this policy is currently $1,414.80 for a full year of coverage.

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  The student must fill out an Insurance Waiver Form.

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.Due to limited space, UB cannot guarantee on-campus housing to all its exchange students. However, its exchange application deadlines have been set to give international students the best chance to secure an on-campus room.  Check out the website for more information.

Cost: $5,703.00 – $11,280.00* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.  Check out their housing database for more options.

The average budget per month is: $600-700 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.