university with campuses in and around Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY
The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo, UB, or SUNY Buffalo) is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. It is the flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with the largest enrollment, largest endowment, and research funding as a comprehensive university center. The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the SUNY system.
As of Fall 2018, the university enrolls 31,503 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in New York. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, pharmacy school, and also features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school in the State University of New York System. The university offers over 100 bachelor's, 205 master's, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.
The University at Buffalo is classified as a "Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity (R1)". In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities. UB's alumni and faculty have included a prime minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, three billionaires, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars. U.S. President Millard Fillmore was one of the school's principal founders and served as the school's first chancellor.
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