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University at Buffalo SUNY

New York, United States

Ranked among top 100 universities in US

About University at Buffalo SUNY

University of Buffalo, a public research university Established in 1846, is the largest university among all the SUNY universities. Again, this is one of the hot favourites among all Graduation students due its amazingly low fees and strategic location. Almost every Indian applies to this college after reading the above the lines (Don’t be ashamed, there’s nothing wrong in that).


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university

24%
acceptance rate

$22,300/year
average tuition fee

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$5,000/year
average living expense

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4362

Yocketers applied
for Engineering

1996

Yocketers admitted
for Engineering

2756

Yocketers interested
for Engineering

162
average GRE quant score

1923
total graduate enrollment



Location

Although the name very generously mentions New York, don’t be under the tremendously flawed notion that you’ll be right next to Manhattan. You couldn’t be more wrong. Although Buffalo isn’t really a village, it’s not what you can call a massive city. As for cities to visit once you’re there, well you’ll be pleased (not really) to know that Hamilton and Toronto (which are in Canada!) are a shorter drive away than New York City is. Best of luck.


Infrastructure

SUNY Buffalo is somewhat divided into three different locations/campuses. They are: ‘Amherst’ where the North Campus is located, ‘Heights’ surrounded by hundreds of shops and big brick houses in the South Campus and ‘Buffalo’ itself. The campus on a whole is spread over 1350 acres. The architecture of the university looks like it’s come straight out of a 70’s movie, especially the North and South Campus. The university contains nine main libraries having more than 3 million volumes of all possible topics/courses in the world.


Residing Options

Grad Students prefer to live off campus in places like University Heights, Parkside and Allentown where the charges are around $750 per month.


Weather

Oh, it’s pretty cold. Buffalo is known for its winters as it’s extremely snowy. The UB students are pretty excited about the snow, but perhaps not the biting cold. Anyway, skiing more or less becomes the ‘national sport’ of Buffalo for those 4-5 months. The winter climate is extremely difficult to handle and there’s always a time in one’s life when he’s willing to beg/borrow/steal/murder or just migrate for some sunshine.


Faculty and pedagogy

SUNY Buffalo is one of the most productive research universities in the States, and naturally credit goes to its professors. But there are a few ‘not completely amazing’ professors, like anywhere else, and students tend to avoid their classes. Some are pretty helpful and go out of their way for students. All in all, SUNY Buffalo is well known for its research work, less low and soaring reputation, so really, how much does the faculty matter?


Financial aid

Come on, isn’t the awfully low fee enough? We’re here to cater to your need, not your greed.
That being said, the university is still nice enough to dish out a few need-based scholarships. Plus, you can always obtain Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships at Buffalo. How very nice of them.


Jobs and placements

Being one of the major universities in the state of New York, SUNY Buffalo certainly offers excellent placements. Fantastic job profiles with excellent packages are there for the taking, you just have to make sure you do enough in your time at college to get them.


Crowd and campus life

At SUNY Buffalo, you can be sure of a mixed, multicultural crowd, with a slight majority of Asians. Every student can certainly find more people like oneself, so life shouldn’t be too hard.
Unfortunately there is no bar on campus but there are a few Coffee shops like Perks, Starbucks and Tim Horton’s.The nightlife is SUNY Buffalo is pretty awesome! Famous areas for pubs and bars are Allentown, University Heights, The Chippewa Strip, and The Elmwood Strip. UB favourites include Alternative Brews, Broadways Joe’s, The Steer, Just Pizza, Mighty Taco, Duff’s and Amy’s Place. There are a plenty of 24*7 restaurants like Denny’s IHOP, Pano’s, Towne and Lake Effect Dinner.


Alumni

  • Ronnie James Dio- EVERY METAL FAN WILL KNOW THIS NAME
  • Christopher Scolese - Chief Engineer at NASA
  • Bram Cohen- Creator of bit Torrent


Verdict

SUNY Buffalo certainly ranks pretty high in the rankings for most courses, but somehow it’s not completely impossible to get in. Should be one of the universities one should look to get into, especially if the fees is a deciding factor.


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