Friday, January 18, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT]: Part 1--The Graduate School at SUNY Buffalo

Downtown Buffalo at sunset, photographed from the roof of Buffalo General Hospital. [Source: University at Buffalo]
General Information:
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.
$353 million (FY 2011)
1,552 full-time (2011)
746 part-time (2011)
Student Body
  • Total Graduate Students 9,307
  • Female Percentage 51%
  • Male Percentage 49%
  • Part-time Percentage 19%
  • Full-time Percentage 81%
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
402 Capen Hall, North Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-1608
Phone: 716-645-3482
Fax: 716-645-6998

Life in Buffalo, NY as an International Student:

Living at UB is like being in a small city. Just like in other communities, there's a lot to do at UB (in addition to going to class!). There are movie houses and theater spaces, restaurants and coffee shops, art galleries, more than 200 special-interest student organizations, two annual music festivals, large expanses of grass for sunning and playing, an arena for sports and recreation, and paths for in-line skating, running and cycling. There are two newspapers, an award-winning FM radio station, our own police force, and a Student Union and Commons area that serves as our "downtown."

Population, 2011 estimate
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
Median household income, 2007-2011

Student Organizations
Student organizations are a great way for Graduate Students at UB to meet students from other disciplines, to play a role in campus governance, or just to have fun! There are five major graduate student organizations at UB. Check out the following sites for more information:
  1. Graduate Student Association (GSA) 
  2. International Clubs 
  3. Student Bar Association (SBA) 
  4. Medical Student Polity 
  5. Dental Student Organizations


UB has many residential choices, including on-campus apartments and residence hall living, plus support services for your mental and physical health.

Career Services
Students at the University at Buffalo are encouraged to use our career services to assist them with their career planning and job search. We offer a wealth of resources and services through three primary channels:

  1. Career Services is UB's comprehensive career center that provides assistance to students in all graduate programs. These services include one-on-one advisement, cover letter and resume writing, job fairs and job postings, interview training, and a vast array of other activities. 
  2. Students enrolled in UB's full-time MBA program can also take advantage of the School of Management's nationally recognized Career Resource Center
  3. The School of Law Career Services Office serves as a career development and advancement resource for Law students and alumni.
Graduate students, particularly those interested in academic careers, should also be certain to seek guidance from faculty advisors and other faculty members with whom they develop close working relationships. Many job opportunities become available through faculty networking at discipline-specific meetings and through other informal connections.


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