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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 53 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 215 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 83%
Applicants who took ACT 32%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69924%
600+28%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69943%
600+53%

ACT Score

30-3620%
24-2961%
24+80%

Students applied24,444
Students admitted14,128
Admission rate58%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate53%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,470
Fees$2,911
Room and board$13,061
Estimated book expense$1,196
Total cost$23,638

Cost after need-based aid$18,211
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,480

Average debt at graduation$21,228

Out of State

Tuition$21,550
Fees$2,911
Room and board$13,061
Estimated book expense$1,196
Total cost$38,718

Cost after need-based aid$33,291
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,560

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met64%
Average need-based aid$5,427
Average non-need-based aid$6,158

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,829

Full-Time

Men10,025
Women8,139

Part-Time

Men759
Women906

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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