University at Buffalo

Women's WCLA Contact: Colette Levine
10 / 10
21,607 Undergrads / 31,503 Students
4 / 10
$17,264 Net Price
6 / 10
61% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
59% / 75%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Buffalo/Niagara New York Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Rochester New York Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Syracuse New York Area
  • Albany New York Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Singapore
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Canada
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • M&T Bank
  • Citi
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • IBM
  • Buffalo State College
  • HSBC
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Moog Inc.
  • Kaleida Health
  • Ingram Micro
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Praxair
  • University at Buffalo Professional MBA Program
  • JPMorgan Chase
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
  • Program and Project Management
  • Arts and Design
  • Support
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
520 - 610
590 - 690
1140 - 1330
22 - 28
24 - 29
24 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 29,900 14,759 15,141
% Admitted 61% 63% 60%
% Admits That Enroll 23% 26% 21%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.6
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (19%)
    Engineering (16%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (15%)
    Social Sciences (15%)
    Psychology, General (9%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (8%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (7%)
    Social Sciences, General (6%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (6%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Computer Science (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
    Mechanical Engineering (3%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    Economics, General (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,524 $26,814
    Books & Supplies$1,203 $1,203
    Cost of Living$14,134 $14,134
    Personal Expenses$2,805 $2,805
    Sticker Price$28,666 $42,729

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    84% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship72%$8,859
    Federal Grants36%$5,336
    Pell Grants36%$5,145
    Other Federal19%$367
    State & Local Grants52%$4,162
    Institutional Grants69%$3,321
    Student Loans53%$7,419
    Federal Loans53%$5,188
    Other Loans10%$12,700

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $725 Million $23,014

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $19,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,999 $207

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,406 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $52,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.41 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 59% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 6 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 4 2
    Burglary 27 23
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
    Arson 4 4

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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