University at Buffalo

Graduates: 2046
Undergraduates: 19831
Graduates: 2046
Setting: Suburban
In-state Tuition: $5,870.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,810.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1161 / 26 / 3.20
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 54:46
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 57%

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York is a public research university with multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. It is also commonly known as the University at Buffalo (abbreviated UB) or SUNY Buffalo, and was formerly known as the University of Buffalo. The university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 was absorbed into the State University of New York (SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest of SUNY's four comprehensive university centers, and also the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region). In addition, by either endowment or research funding, UB is also the largest one of SUNY's four comprehensive flagship university centers.
 
As of 2013, the university enrolls 29,850 students in 13 separate colleges. The university houses the largest state-operated medical school and features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school, and pharmacy school in the state of New York. The university offers over 100 bachelor's, 205 master's, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.

The University at Buffalo is a diverse, inclusive scholarly community dedicated to bringing the benefits of its research, scholarship and creative activity, and educational excellence to global and local communities in ways that impact and positively change the world. We view the three traditional pillars of the public higher education mission research, education, and service as interdependent endeavors that continually enrich and inform each other. Groundbreaking research, transformative educational experiences, and deeply engaged service to its communities define the University at Buffalos mission as a premier, research-intensive public university.

City leaders of Buffalo sought the establishment of a university in the city from the earliest days of Buffalo. A University of Western New York was begun at Buffalo under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church and property was purchased at North Street and College, (the site of the later YMCA), on the north side of the Allentown district.This university was chartered by the state on April 8, 1836. However, the project collapsed and no classes were ever offered, and only the layout of College Street remains.
 
The University of Buffalo was founded on May 11, 1846 as a private medical school to train the doctors for the communities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and surrounding villages. James Platt White was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the University of Buffalo from the state legislature in 1846. He also taught the first class of 89 men in obstetrics. State Assemblyman Nathan K. Hall was also "particularly active in procuring the charter".

The North Campus is home to administrative and academic offices. The main buildings are arranged along one academic "spine", a second floor connecting corridor, that connects most of the main academic buildings. The whole campus covers 1,192 acres (5 km2) with 146 buildings containing 6,715,492 sq ft (623,890 m2), 10 residence halls and 5 apartment complexes.

Its immense size also necessitated the creation of a shuttle system circling the academic sector and surrounding areas including the administrative complex, located nearly a quarter mile from the central academic area. When originally built by the state of New York, the North Campus was provided with two Interstate exits, from I-290 and I-990, its own internal parkway, the John James Audubon Parkway, and two small lakes created from Ellicott Creek. As a census-designated place, the residential population recorded at the 2010 census was 6,066.


UB hails over 230,000 alumni who live in over 130 countries in the world. Among the individuals who have attended, graduated, and taught at the University are NASA astronaut Ellen S. Baker, Emmy-winning American journalist Wolf Blitzer, Chairman and former CEO of A+E Networks Abbe Raven, CEO of Paramount Pictures Brad Grey, billionaire and CEO of Baidu Robin Li, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Toles, Nobel Prize-winners, Ronald Coase, Herbert A. Hauptman and Sir John Carew Eccles, and winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Norman McCombs, Wilson Greatbach, and Erich Bloch. Billionaire and owner of the Boston Bruins, Jeremy Jacobs, musician and civil rights activist Charles Mingus, civil engineer, genealogist and author Angelo F. Coniglio, and American actor, director, and producer Ron Silver. Amongst the athletes who have graduated from the University are football players Gerry Philbin, Naaman Roosevelt and James Starks along with soccer player Bobby Shuttleworth.


 


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