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:
Name
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Affiliation
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.
Founded
1846
Research
$353 million (FY 2011)
Faculty
1,552 full-time (2011)
746 part-time (2011)
Student Body
Gender
  • Total Graduate Students 9,307
  • Female Percentage 51%
  • Male Percentage 49%
  • Part-time Percentage 19%
  • Full-time Percentage 81%
Contact
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
402 Capen Hall, North Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-1608
Phone: 716-645-3482
Fax: 716-645-6998
Email: grad-recruit@buffalo.edu


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
261,025
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
81.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011
22.5%
Median household income, 2007-2011
$30,230

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

Housing

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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Go to Part 2 - The Graduate School at SUNY Buffalo

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