University at Buffalo Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
it is a great school that prepared me for the real world
I loved my school. The teachers were great. You could be a number or be super involved and it was up to you. The campus was fun and I made great friends. they even helped with internships and job placement
I really enjoyed my college for, especially for the a field that uses computer. They had a great technology department/wing and I it was awesome to be able to learn about something I enjoy
Great resources, good professors, but classes are large so don't expect much individualized attention unless you actively seek it.
Big classes, more focused on research than on quality of teaching. Some smaller departments are better than others
Loved my school, but the STEM majors have a lot of professors that are there to only do research and they don't care about students unless they can help them with their research. You see this a lot in the beginning core classes, but as you specialize more, it gets better.
It was a great experience with lots of practical hands on experience. opportunities to get involved in activities that interest you outside of class.
The curriculum mostly focused on electrical theory. This proves to be detrimental in searching for a job with no hands on experience. The workload mostly consists of things that do nothing to prepare a student for the work force.
I attended the School of Pharmacy from 2002 to 2006 and earned a PharmD. I can not speak to the undergrad programs, but I will discuss the pharmacy school. The PharmD I earned allowed me to get a pharamcy license, so in that respect it has helped my career, but the same could be said of any pharmacy school. The teachers are mostly arrogant. The financial aid is poor. There are some scholarships available, but they are given out to the teachers' pets, and not awarded on the basis of need or merit. When I was ill, there was no compassion. I had a small child who atteneded day care at that time, and some classes were scheduled past the time her daycare closed. I tried to change sections for a better schedule, and was told it was not possible and that I should consider dropping out since I had a small child with a "difficult" schedule. If you decide to attend UB School of Pharmacy, either suck up to the teachers or you are on your own. It may be cheaper than other pharmacy schools, and the indifference may be the same at other schools, but I do not get any warm fuzzy feelings when I think of my time at UB.
College was one of the best experiences of my life and I would not give it up for anything. Specifically in Buffalo the balance of schoolwork and social life was amazing. There were plenty of places to get work done and plenty of places to go with friends or meet friends. My degree, and internship, have allowed me to gain a position with a top pharmaceutical company in the world and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend you find something you truly enjoy and go for it.