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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, also commonly known as the University at Buffalo (abbreviated UB) or SUNY Buffalo, is a public research university with multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 was absorbed into the State University of New York (SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest of SUNY's four comprehensive university centers,and also the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region).
 
According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Research University with Very High Research Activity (RU/VH). In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities, which represents 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. UB's alumni and faculty have produced a U.S. President, a Prime Minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Rhodes Scholars, and other notable individuals in their fields. The University houses the largest state-operated medical school and features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school, and pharmacy school in the state of New York. UB was ranked as the 38th best value for in-state students and the 27th best value for out of state students in the 2012 Kiplingerrankings of best value of national universities. U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UB 106th on their list of "Best National Universities," and 51st among public universities.
 
Academics
Buffalo is a large, public research university with very high research activity. The university has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921.  In 2009, the university awarded 4,036 bachelors degrees across 74 undergraduate programs, 2,076 masters degree across 190 programs, 367 doctoral degrees across 83 programs, and 609 professional degrees across 18 programs.
 
The four-year, full-time undergraduate program comprises the majority of enrollments at the university which emphasizes a balanced curriculum across the arts, sciences, and professions. The university enrolled 18,493 undergraduate and 9,144 graduate students in the spring 2011.  Women make up 48% of the student body and 78% of the student body is from the state of New York. 7,204 students live on-campus, 10,172 students live off campus, and 11,505 students commute. 
 
UB's admission is selective with high levels of transfer-in as well as rolling admission deadlines. The university received 21,985 applications for the Class of 2015, admitted 11,298 (51.4%), and matriculated 3,154 (27.9%).  Among first year students, 34% graduated in the top tenth of their high school class and the interquartile range was 500-610 for SAT reading, 550-650 for SAT math, and 23-28 on the ACT composite. UB received 6,107 transfer applicants, admitted 3,623, and enrolled 1,850.
 
Emphasis has been placed on developing a community of research scientists centered around an economic initiative to promote Buffalo and create the Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences as well as other advanced biomedical and engineering disciplines.
 
Rankings and reputation
University rankingsNational
Forbes
268
U.S. News & World Report
106
Washington Monthly
160
Global
QS
313
U.S. News & World Report
337
Times[
198
In the 2012-2013 edition of "World University Rankings", Times Higher Education ranked UB at 198. In Kiplinger's "Best Values in Public Colleges" of 2012, the University at Buffalo ranks 38th in the nation for in-state students and 27th in the nation for out of state students.
 
U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UB 106th on their list of "Best National Universities", and 51st among public universities. The School of Engineering is ranked 54th, the Law School is ranked 82nd, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked 17th, the School of Social Work is ranked 26th, and the School of Medicine and Biological Sciences is ranked 57th for best research.
 
In the School of Arts and Sciences, the economics department is ranked 79th, audiology is ranked 17th, English is ranked 41st, library and information studies is ranked 36th, math is 68th, physics is 85th, fine arts is 72nd, political science is 78th, physical therapy is 51st, computer science is 61st, chemistry is 74th, statistics is 62nd, and psychology is ranked 64th.
 
The School of Management at UB is ranked 89th by U.S. News, 48th by Forbes and 57th by BusinessWeek for full-time MBA. The School of Education at UB is well regarded, and is 92nd, the School of Public Health and Health Professions is ranked 36th, the School of Nursing is ranked 79th with the anesthesia program ranking 17th.
 
 
Undergraduate programs:
Aerospace Engineering, African and African American Studies, American Studies,
Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Cognitive Science,
Communication, Computational Physics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, 
Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of English, Environmental Design,
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies
Exercise Science, Film Studies, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, 
German, Global Gender Studies, Health and Human Services, History, Industrial Engineering, International Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Study, Medical Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Music, Music Theatre, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics
Political Science, Psychology, Romance Languages and Literatures, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Sociology, Spanish, Special Major, Speech and Hearing Science, Theatre, Urban and Public Policy Studies.

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