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About University at Buffalo

The State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly referred to as the University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY Buffalo, is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college and merged with the State University of New York system in 1962. It is one of four university centers in the system, in addition to Albany, Binghamton, and Stony Brook. As of fall 2020, the university enrolls 32,347 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in the state of New York.

Since its founding by a group which included future United States President Millard Fillmore, the university has evolved from a small medical school to a large research university. Today, in addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, and pharmacy school, and is also home to SUNY's only law school.[8] UB has the largest enrollment, largest endowment, and most research funding among the universities in the SUNY system. The university offers bachelor's degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 205 master's degrees, 84 doctoral degrees, and 10 professional degrees. The University at Buffalo and the University of Virginia are the only colleges founded by United States Presidents.

The University at Buffalo is classified as an R1 University, meaning it engages in a very high level of research activity. In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America. UB's alumni and faculty have included five Nobel laureates, five Pulitzer Prizewinners, one head of government, two astronauts, three billionaires, one Academy Award winner, one Emmy Award winner, and Fulbright Scholars.

The University at Buffalo intercollegiate athletic teams are the Bulls. They compete in Division I of the NCAA, and are members of the Mid-American Conference.

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Fun Facts about University at Buffalo

  • Home of the chicken wings – Every student needs to visit the Anchor Bar and Duffs and take their side on who has the best wings!
  • Winterfest – embracing the annual snowfall winterfest offers ice skating, broomball, igloo and snowman making contests.
  • Oozefest – The largest collegiate double-elimination mud volleyball tournament in North America.
  • UB spends $350 million annually on research.
  • Notable Alumni include Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, China’s largest search engine.

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