University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - or UB Engineering, to use our everyday name - is the largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State. We have pioneered nationally adopted concepts of resilience to natural and man-made hazards. We continue to implemented protective systems that shield buildings, bridges and mission-critical infrastructure from earthquakes. Through these experiences, we continue to grow jobs, wealth and opportunity in our region. UB Engineering is at the center of technological innovation in our region, state, nation and globally.

Top reasons to study here

  • A top-ranked destination engineering school for international students
  • High placement rates in our Graduate Engineering programs with virtually all of our students finding jobs after graduation.
  • One of the “Best Values” in public higher education coupled with a VERY affordable standard of living

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Founded in 1846, UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enable us to reach others every day.


UB is first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international. Nearly 11 percent of UB students study abroad—five times the national average. UB has exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the world.

Founded in 1946, the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide effective and high-quality engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education levels.

Integral to this mission is an infrastructure of expertise and facilities that can support professional engineering education, advanced degree programs and research in important areas of applied science and technology.


UB spends $386.6 million annually on research, seeking knowledge that leads to new cures, improved processes, stronger materials, faster computers, smarter software, smaller machines and thousands of other improvements.

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


More than 240,000 UB alumni are making a difference in every state and 146 countries around the world. Among our celebrated graduates are NASA’s lead astronaut for medical issues; a former president of the American Medical Association; the former minister of education in the People’s Republic of China; the co-founder of Miramax Films; the CEOs of Paramount Pictures, J. Crew and A&E Television Network; and the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

  • Educate students to think critically and creatively, identify and solve important technological problems, practice engineering with technical skill, have a high regard for ethical principles, and understand economic and environmental realities.
  • Perform high-quality research that advances applied science or technology while preparing future researchers for industrial, academic and government positions.
  • Reach out internationally for cooperation in education and research.

Housing services

The comfort of an apartment. The convenience of campus life. At UB, you can have it all, with furnished apartments that let you be independent and still be part of the UB community. All UB apartments are on North Campus (or right across the street), giving you easy access to classes, labs, concerts and more.

Unlike off-campus housing, all UB apartments include:

  • All utilities, cable and internet
  • Furnished living and dining rooms
  • Full kitchen with microwave and dishwasher
  • Free, on-site laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe, convenient access to classes and campus-wide events
  • On-site complex director
  • Convenient billing directly to your student account

Library services

The University Libraries offer an outstanding array of resources, technologies, services and people to support the academic success of UB undergraduates. Locations on the north and south campuses feature computers, books, media, wireless, print centers and spaces for individual or group study. A 24/7 location is open during fall and spring semesters.

ICT services

UB offers students access to state of the art computing, software and facilities.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers healthcare services to any registered UB student. Any UB student who is currently registered for classes can be seen in our clinic, regardless of the type of insurance plan he/she holds. This means you DO NOT need to be insured under one of UB's insurance plans to utilize Student Health Services.

Student Life

Campus life

We proudly support each of the 30,000 students at UB by offering the resources they need to thrive during their time on campus — and far beyond. Here are just a few of the ways we help students meet their needs, reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

Sports facilities

The University at Buffalo offers 20 Division I intercollegiate sports that compete at the highest level of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The 20 sports are: football, baseball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, women's rowing and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. The University at Buffalo competes in the prestigious Mid-American Conference in all of those sports except for women's rowing, which competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Student clubs

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services.

GSA is one of seven student governments at the University at Buffalo. These governments have seats on numerous University Committees ranging from the Recreation & Intramural Service Board to the President’s Review Board on Promotions and Tenure. GSA representatives sit on these committees and represent the best interests of graduate students. GSA also represents the interest of the organization on the Sub Board I, Inc. Board of Directors.


The University at Buffalo (UB) has maintained continuous accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some of the professors at University at Buffalo are just awesome and their curriculum and teaching methods justify the pains you take to come to this university, people around are friendly - always willing to help

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The environment is good and gain new ideas about Electrical engineering field.I am graduate Electrical engineer with knowledge to improve systems and research further in this field.

Good for Detail-Oriented Self-Starters
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a very large university, and it's easy to get lost in the scope of it all. It has a lot of strengths, but you need to be strong to make sure you cover the bases needed to graduate. The English Literature program is excellent.

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