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Undergraduate Students at A Glance

Coming from more than 34 states and 51 countries, UB’s undergraduate students are among the most academically talented and culturally diverse in the nation. Learn about our undergraduate students through these facts and figures.

Fall 2015 Enrollment

  • 19,951
    Total Fall 2015
    Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 3,702
    Fall 2015 First-Time
    Freshman Enrollment
  • 1,882
    Fall 2015 Transfer
    Student Enrollment

Updated 12/14/15

Undergraduates by Discipline: Fall 2015

Updated 12/14/15

Average Class Sizes

63% of undergraduate class sections enroll fewer than 30 students.

Updated 2/19/16

Undergraduate Housing: Fall 2015

Updated 2/19/16

Freshman Profile


  • Nearly 4,170 freshman scholarship offers to 2015 admitted freshman class
  • 65% of freshmen have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above
  • 1,327 freshmen received credit for AP tests
64% of freshmen receive financial aid

This range reflects what most students scored—who were admitted and enrolled in the freshman class and who reported their scores to the university. It is sometimes called “the middle 50%.” Keep in mind that 25% of students scored below and 25% of students scored above these ranges.

Updated 2/19/16

Annual Costs & Financial Aid

Annual Costs: 2015-2016 Academic Year*
Average cost to attend UB as an undergraduate
Tuition & Fees (New York State) $9,381
Tuition & Fees (Out of State) $24,461
Room & Board $13,061
*Costs for tuition, fees, and room and board are subject to change without notice.
For a more detailed breakdown of cost, visit the Financial Aid website.

64%  of freshmen receive financial aid

UB’s model Finish in 4 program and low cost of attendance annually place us among the most affordable universities in the nation.

Updated 2/19/16

Graduation/Retention Rates

*Based on fall 2012 entering cohort. Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
**Based on fall 2006 entering cohort. Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Updated 2/19/16

Undergraduate Student Demographics: Fall 2015

Undergraduate Student Ethnicity/Race Subtotal %
White 9,483 47.6%
Asian 2,821 14.2%
Buffalo-based International Students 1,917 9.4%
Black or African American 1,469 7.4%
Singapore Program 1,367 6.9%
Hispanic/Latino 1,273 6.4%
Unknown 1,075 5.4%
Two or More Races 483 2.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 43 .2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 20 .1%
Fall 2015 Totals 19,951 100%


Updated 12/14/15

Undergraduate Student Origins: Fall 2015

Origin % of Undergraduates
New York State 82%
Other United States 2%
International 16%
Map of New York State that shows the percentage of New York State UB Undergraduates by region. Western New York is 39%, Central New York is 17.7%, Eaatern New York is 7.3%, and Metro New York is 34%,

Updated 12/14/15