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University at Buffalo – Tuition & Success Analysis

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 20,102

Average annual cost of attendance: $17,163

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $19,500

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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University at Buffalo Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $11,637

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,156

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $18,971

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $21,721

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $22,374


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by University at Buffalo. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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University at Buffalo Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 74%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 87%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $52,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 75%

University at Buffalo Admissions

University at Buffalo Acceptance Rate: 59%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 550 to 660

SAT Critical Reading: 520 to 610

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to University at Buffalo actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

University at Buffalo Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 32%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 48%

Typical student debt: $19,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $207

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Majors at University at Buffalo


These are the most popular areas of study offered at University at Buffalo:

  • Architecture and Related Services – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 10%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 18%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 8%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Engineering – 13%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 6%
  • History – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 12%
  • Social Sciences – 16%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at University at Buffalo, visit their website.

University at Buffalo Diversity


Overall Composition at University at Buffalo

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University at Buffalo full time:  93%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend University at Buffalo part time:  7%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at University at Buffalo:  7%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 14%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 7%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 5%

White: 48%

University at Buffalo Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 21.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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