University at Buffalo

Public, Four-years School Located in Buffalo, NY

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How much is the UB tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UB's tuition & fees is $10,782 for New York residents and $30,572 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $31,266 for New York residents and $51,056 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UB Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
New York Residents Tuition & Fees$10,782
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$30,572
Books & Supplies Costs$1,300
On-campus Room & Board$16,212
On-campus Expenses$2,972
Off-campus Room & Board$14,672
Off-campus Expenses$2,972
2023-2024 Estimates
New York Residents Tuition & Fees$10,782
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$32,564

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UB for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $143,547 at UB. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $230,543. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $188,191.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,564$52,723$43,115
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,685$55,869$45,636
Junior (2025-26)$36,945$59,206$48,306
Senior (2026-27)$39,352$62,745$51,134
4 Years Total$143,547$230,543$188,191
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,685$55,869$45,636
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,945$59,206$48,306
Junior (2026-27)$39,352$62,745$51,134
Senior (2027-28)$41,916$66,498$54,131
4 Years Total$152,899$244,318$199,206
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,945$59,206$48,306
Sophomore (2026-27)$39,352$62,745$51,134
Junior (2027-28)$41,916$66,498$54,131
Senior (2028-29)$44,647$70,478$57,305
4 Years Total$162,861$258,926$210,876
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$39,352$62,745$51,134
Sophomore (2027-28)$41,916$66,498$54,131
Junior (2028-29)$44,647$70,478$57,305
Senior (2029-30)$47,556$74,700$60,669
4 Years Total$173,472$274,420$223,239
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$41,916$66,498$54,131
Sophomore (2028-29)$44,647$70,478$57,305
Junior (2029-30)$47,556$74,700$60,669
Senior (2030-31)$50,654$79,178$64,233
4 Years Total$184,774$290,854$236,338

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UB' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in New York, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $14,823.
In-StateOut-of-State
University at Buffalo$10,782$30,572
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
New York Four-years Colleges$21,227
Public Schools$9,799$14,823
Private Schools$23,292

Financial Aid and COA

At University at Buffalo, 12,932 students (60%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,020.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UB is $42,036 for students living on-campus and $40,496 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,682 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,521 and the average amount of student loans is $7,839.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
New York ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$31,266$51,056
COA (off-campus)$29,726$49,516
Tuition & Fees$10,782$30,572
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,484$20,484
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,944$18,944
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,246$42,036
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,706$40,496
Average Financial Aid$9,020$9,020
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship12,93260%$9,020
Pell Grants6,88632%$5,193
Federal Student Loan8,51740%$6,124
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,68286%-
Grants or Scholarships3,15874%$8,521
Federal Grants1,51335%$5,450
Pell Grants1,50435%$5,174
Other Federal Grants1,11726%$416
State/Local Grants2,19551%$4,687
Institutional Grants2,88367%$2,905
Student Loan Aid2,06748%$7,839
Federal Student Loans2,04148%$5,070
Other Student Loans3929%$14,937
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,5962,155$8,011
0-30,000676675$13,660
30,001-48,000422421$11,978
48,001-75,000387384$7,416
75,001-110,000357330$5,383
110,001 or more754345$2,275

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UB's acceptance rate is 70.09%. A total of 30,750 applicants applied to and 21,552 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,309 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.99%.
To apply to UB, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants30,75014,522$16,228
Admitted21,5529,883$11,669
Enrolled4,3092,266$2,043
Acceptance Rate70.09%68.06%71.91%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.99%22.93%17.51%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to UB. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,270 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 28.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2701,1801,360
National Average1,174
New York Average1,258
SAT EBRW620580660
SAT Math650600700
ACT Composite282531
National Average25
New York Average29
ACT Math282530
ACT English272330

Student Population

University at Buffalo has a total of 32,099 students including 20,761 undergraduate and 11,338 graduate students. By gender, there are 16,810 male students and 15,522 female students attending UB. The school offers online degree programs and 2,183 students enrolled online exclusively (6.80% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total32,332 16,81015,522
Undergraduate21,467 11,6469,821
Graduate10,865 5,1645,701

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY
Phone716-645-2000
WEBwww.buffalo.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered548 Programs
Online Program Offered16 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered318 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate69.00%
Yield16.00%
Student Population32,099
Graduation Rate73%
Transfer-out Rate17%
Retention Rate84% (Full-time), 67% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,672 (Full-time), 643 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,470 (Full-time), 825 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$99,300
Average Staff Salary$71,221