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 University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260-1660

General information:(716)645-2000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:28,849(19,334 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,013 $7,136 $7,482 -5%
Out-of-state $14,913 $15,546 $16,932 -8%
Books and supplies $975 $1,004 $1,004 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,648 $10,028 $10,728 -7%
Other $1,837 $1,907 $1,937 -2%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,648 $10,028 $10,728 -7%
Other $2,347 $2,417 $3,085 -28%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,347 $2,417 $3,085 -22%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,473 $20,075 $21,151 -5%
Off Campus $19,983 $20,585 $22,299 -9%
Off Campus with Family $10,335 $10,557 $11,571 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $27,373 $28,485 $30,601 -7%
Off Campus $27,883 $28,995 $31,749 -10%
Off Campus with Family $18,235 $18,967 $21,021 -14%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,270
In-state fees $2,212
Out-of-state tuition $14,720
Out-of-state fees $2,212
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,870
In-state fee $1,666
Out-of-state tuition $15,160
Out-of-state fees $1,666
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,099 92% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,390 71% $14,931,795 $6,248
Federal grants 960 29% $4,830,836 $5,032
Pell grants 945 28% $3,985,049 $4,217
Other federal grants 844 25% $845,787 $1,002
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,790 53% $4,325,110 $2,416
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,201 36% $5,775,849 $4,809
Student loan aid 2,390 71% $13,665,631 $5,718
Federal student loans 2,387 71% $12,146,231 $5,088
Other student loans 175 5% $1,519,400 $8,682
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 12,008 62% $69,248,100 $5,767
Pell grants 5,971 31% $25,753,826 $4,313
Federal student loans 13,043 67% $69,965,592 $5,364

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,796 $12,345 $12,838
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,586 $9,500 $10,096
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,900 $10,079 $10,963
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,836 $14,937 $15,558
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,464 $16,474 $17,054
$110,001 and more $13,575 $16,883 $17,469

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 28,849
Undergraduate enrollment 19,334
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,883
Graduate enrollment 9,515
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,895 11,443 10,452
Percent admitted 52% 52% 51%
Percent admitted who enrolled 52% 16% 15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2829 92%
ACT 1173 37%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 610
SAT Math 550 650
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 99106
Baseball 30-
Basketball 1414
Football 104-
Rowing -70
Soccer 2226
Softball -18
Swimming and Diving 2428
Tennis 109
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 34-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

07/24/1939 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1936 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Endodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

12/08/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

12/08/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Pediatric Dentistry

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Periodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Prosthodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

07/01/1958 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

12/01/1952 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

11/18/1949 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/06/1978 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1978 - 04/30/2001Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

05/01/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1978 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/22/2000 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/22/2000 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

12/01/2001 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

07/01/1981 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

10/24/2009 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

04/23/1979 - 06/13/2011Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1959 - 09/02/2008Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs

09/01/1950 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession312
Drug law violations3922 47
Liquor law violations1721
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 14612
Liquor law violations 810
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 223
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 010
Robbery 653
Aggravated assault 114
Burglary 669673
Motor vehicle theft 1046
Arson 311
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 223
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 010
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 234534
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 301
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.1%
Number in default216
Number in repayment5,179

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00283700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Doctor's degree - professional practice Doctor's degree - other
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture6643-----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-31-----
Environmental Design/Architecture1------
Category total11174-----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies8------
American/United States Studies/Civilization261----
Asian Studies/Civilization10------
Canadian Studies---2---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other522----
Category total26852---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Anatomy--1----
Biochemistry437----
Bioinformatics7------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11513----
Biomedical Sciences, General1------
Biophysics242----
Biostatistics-122----
Biotechnology149-----
Ecology-12----
Epidemiology-23----
Exercise Physiology7453----
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-33----
Neuroscience-11----
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--2----
Pharmacology--5----
Pharmacology and Toxicology3------
Physiology, General-11----
Structural Biology--1----
Category total3735646----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting17540-----
Business Administration and Management, General12238----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---4---
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-12-----
Finance, General-46-----
Category total94932184---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism----13--
Mass Communication/Media Studies4---1--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5410----
Category total380410-14--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science2------
Computer and Information Sciences, General-12012----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance---2---
Information Science/Studies326-----
Category total71146122---
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-3-----
Biology Teacher Education-3-----
Chemistry Teacher Education-1-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-27313---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-5-----
Education, General-20-----
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented---2---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---6---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-129----
Elementary Education and Teaching-271----
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship---10---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-243----
Foreign Language Teacher Education--4----
French Language Teacher Education-2-----
German Language Teacher Education-1-----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-275----
Latin Teacher Education-2-----
Mathematics Teacher Education-172----
Multicultural Education---4---
Music Teacher Education-14-2---
Physics Teacher Education-2-----
Reading Teacher Education-402----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-73----
Secondary Education and Teaching---26---
Social Studies Teacher Education-17-----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--4----
Spanish Language Teacher Education-6-----
Special Education and Teaching, General--2----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-7-----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-32-----
Category total-2963863---
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering113-----
Chemical Engineering12110----
Civil Engineering, General1184511----
Computer Engineering, General1------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1011714----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1------
Engineering, General-3-----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1------
Industrial Engineering256013----
Mechanical Engineering39827----
Category total52834155----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General103011----
Category total1273011----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General545----
Comparative Literature-74----
French Language and Literature54-----
German Language and Literature1------
Italian Language and Literature2------
Linguistics783----
Spanish Language and Literature1013----
Category total892615----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering---1---
Audiology/Audiologist--11----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist227-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3------
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-9-----
Dental Materials-4-----
Dentistry-----84-
Endodontics/Endodontology---3---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-12-----
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing-11-----
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-6-----
Medicine-----140-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-6-----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist13------
Nurse Anesthetist-13-----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist4754-----
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology--4----
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery---1---
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-4-----
Periodontics/Periodontology---2---
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design1177----
Pharmacy-----109-
Physical Therapy/Therapist-----44-
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology---1---
Public Health, General-21-----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing-16-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse133-3----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--1----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-17-----
Category total283207268-377-
History Colleges
History, General10116----
Category total112116----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General------7
Law-----245-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other------6
Category total-----24513
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-5-----
Category total-5-----
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-112-4---
Category total-112-4---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General2------
Mathematics, General1114----
Category total89154----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2------
Museology/Museum Studies---1---
Natural Sciences-18-----
Nutrition Sciences-22-----
Category total1940-1---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy165----
Category total2365----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General148----
Chemistry, Other2------
Geology/Earth Science, General1612-----
Physics, General13410----
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics4------
Category total1202018----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--3----
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--1----
Counseling Psychology--8----
Educational Psychology-72----
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology--2----
Psychology, General6017-----
School Psychology---5---
Social Psychology--2----
Category total51724185---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-1901----
Category total-1901----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1142----
Applied Economics---6---
Economics, General11079----
Geography11082---
Political Science and Government, General1875----
Social Sciences, General87------
Sociology3065----
Category total759144298---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation178-----
Art/Art Studies, General3------
Commercial and Advertising Art---4---
Dance, General29------
Design and Visual Communications, General-8-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3------
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other3------
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1------
Fine and Studio Arts Management-10-----
Fine/Studio Arts, General377-----
Music History, Literature, and Theory-4-----
Music Performance, General36-----
Music Theory and Composition-36----
Music, General2------
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--1----
Category total1434674---
Grand total353211011462213