For Prospective Students

An undergraduate degree is many things: It's a statement of ambition. It's evidence of your ability to think beyond the present moment. It's a promise to yourself that you will persevere, no matter the challenges.

The University at Buffalo attracts the best and brightest minds from around the world. Are you ready to learn about the opportunities that await you in the College of Arts and Sciences?

A place and a path for everyone

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more academic options than any other unit on campus. From the environment to economics, our students have the resources of a major research institution – like cutting-edge facilities and faculty at the forefront of their fields – combined with the support of a small university setting where individual student needs are recognized and respected.

An instructor and student survey a plant for an art class.
Students, faculty and staff demonstrate current physical distancing and face covering best practices on the first day of the fall semester in the Natural Sciences Complex.
A student stands in front of empty football stadium seats with a camera in one hand.
Two students wearing safety goggles adjust a microscope.

Plenty to be proud about

No. 1 Public

Recognized by the WSJ/THE College Rankings as the top public university in New York State, and No. 31 nationwide.

Big City Vibes

2nd largest city in New York State. 76th-largest in the United States. Located minutes from an international border. 

World-class Faculty

Winners of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Foundation "genius award" and (so many) others.

Most Desirable Climate

4th safest city from natural disasters, based on a CityLab report and committed to carbon neutrality by 2030. 

Personal Attention

13:1 student-to-faculty ratio—the best of SUNY's four university centers.

Affordable Living

Buffalo is one of the 25 Best Affordable Places to Live (U.S. News & World Report).

Are you ready to make UB your home?

Get to know our students

Our student ambassadors are here to offer their perspectives on the programs and activites they are involved with.

Get involved in Student Life

Make the most out of your experience.  At UB, you’ll find nearly everything you need for life outside of the classroom — from campus essentials to student clubs and organizations.

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