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University at Buffalo Joins Shorelight

University at Buffalo
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By Shorelight Team
Published on April 13, 2023

Explore top-ranked degree programs, affordable tuition, and more opportunities in New York state.

The University at Buffalo, a flagship campus of the State University of New York, is now accepting international student applications through Shorelight. Ranked #5 best public universities – Northeast region by Wall Street Journal TIMES Higher Ed and #38 – Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report, the University at Buffalo is a premier research university offering degrees in business, engineering, criminology, medicine, and more. Students learn with the support of expert faculty and cutting-edge campus facilities to explore and grow their academic and professional interests.

Why Study at the University at Buffalo?

  1. A diverse global student community — A top-25 university in the US for hosting international students for 17 years in a row, the University at Buffalo is home to students from 95+ countries including Canada, China, India, Iran, Taiwan, Turkey, and South Korea. More than a third of the global student body graduate with OPT opportunities!

  2. Affordable and top-ranked degree programs — The University at Buffalo is recognized for offering an excellent education at a low price. U.S. News & World Report and Wall Street Journal TIMES Higher Ed experts rank the school #31 for public universities in the US, and students benefit from well-rounded curricula and state-of-the-art campus facilities while they pursue both academic and entrepreneurial research.

  3. A welcoming environment — Buffalo, New York, is located on the eastern side of Lake Erie near Niagara Falls and the US-Canadian border. Known as “The City of Good Neighbors,” Buffalo’s friendly locals and close-knit community will make international students feel right at home in this diverse and vibrant city.

Accolades for University at Buffalo

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • #38 in Top Public Schools (tie)

  • #68 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)

  • #65 in Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs

  • #89 in National Universities (tie)

  • #188 in Best Value Schools

  • #69 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

  • #67 in Nursing (tie)

THE Impact Rankings

  • #1 in US for Good Health and Well-being

  • #2 in US for Climate Action


  • #25 in US for hosting international students

Credit Summit

  • #25 Most Affordable University in the US

Undergraduate Programs at the University at Buffalo

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Computer Science

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Economics

  • Political Science

School of Management

  • Business Administration

  • Business Administration BS/Management Information Systems MS

  • Business Administration BS/MS Finance

School of Architecture and Planning

  • Architecture

  • Environmental Design

Browse the full list of degree programs >

With a 13:1 student faculty ratio at the University at Buffalo, students can look forward to small classes and personalized instruction, while also learning among a culturally diverse student body.

Learn more about the University at Buffalo >