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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,710 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
26,001 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,366 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University at Buffalo is $6,470, which is $521 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,710, which is 366% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,334 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,987.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University at Buffalo received 26,001 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10% annual growth. Out of those 26,001 applicants, 15,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.4% acceptance rate.

There were 30,184 students enrolled at University at Buffalo in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University at Buffalo has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University at Buffalo has a total enrollment of 30,184 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 25,178 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,006. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.4% White, 11.7% Asian, 6.27% Black or African American, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University at Buffalo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.2%), followed by White Female (12%) and Asian Male (5.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.55%), followed by White Male (4.31%) and Asian Female (1.05%).

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In 2016, 23 fewer women than men graduated from University at Buffalo. The majority of students graduating from University at Buffalo are White. These 4,148 graduates mean that there were 4.58 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 906 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University at Buffalo is General Business Administration & Management with 797 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 578 graduates and General Social Sciences with 445 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University at Buffalo, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 72 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 199 graduates and Engineering with 1,214 graduates.


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University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at nearly $619M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.14M (0.51%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University at Buffalo had a total expenditure of $1.04B. Of that $1.04B, they spent $457M on salaries and $287M on benefits.

University at Buffalo employs 376 Assistant professors, 369 Associate professors, and 361 Professors. Most academics at University at Buffalo are Male Professors (274), Male Associate professors (213), and Male Assistant professors (207).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo are: Office and Administrative Support, with 459 employees, Service, with 441 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 373 employees.



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