Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York is ranked 57 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 237 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 80%
Applicants who took ACT 33%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69926%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+12%
600-69940%
600+52%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2960%
24+80%

Students applied23,629
Students admitted14,175
Admission rate60%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate55%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,470
Fees$3,104
Room and board$13,548
Estimated book expense$1,196
Total cost$24,318

Cost after need-based aid$18,883
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,153

Average debt at graduation$19,500

Out of State

Tuition$23,710
Fees$3,104
Room and board$13,548
Estimated book expense$1,196
Total cost$41,558

Cost after need-based aid$36,123
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,393

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met63%
Average need-based aid$5,435
Average non-need-based aid$6,165

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,951

Full-Time

Men10,432
Women8,020

Part-Time

Men693
Women806

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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