University at Buffalo Reviews

  • 143 Reviews
  • Buffalo (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,769
89% of 143 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 143 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Aminah McBryde-Redzovic
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"UB is a great school! As with any school they have their issues but overall they are a very underrated school. The school of Public Health and Health Professions has some of the most amazing faculty and staff that I have come across in eight years as a college student. You know those professors when you sit in their class you feel like your eyes have been opened for the first time? That is what nearly all of the faculty at the SPHHP did for me. GO BULLS!"
Kelly Yuhnke
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2018
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The occupational therapy program at the University at Buffalo is a challenging yet fulfilling program. This program is 4 plus 1 masters degree to speed up the process of transition between bachelor and master's degree. The first 2 years consists of prerequisite courses such as common math, science, and liberal arts classes. These years are crucial for acceptance into the last 3 years of the program and very competitive. During the 3rd year, if students have passed a gross anatomy course over the summer, they start classes more geared towards occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and health care. The 3rd year is an important time to keep up with class content because it will impact academic status of the last 2 years of the program. After another summer class focusing on mental health and group interventions, students receive the bachelors portion of their combined degree. Some students at this point may choose to transfer out of the program. Those who continue can look forward to learning in-depth rehabilitation techniques and furthering their knowledge from prior courses. During the summer after the 3rd year students will experience their first fieldwork placement. These vary in type from skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals, to outpatient specialists and non traditional placements. There are 4 level 1 placements that require students to experience 4 different types of placements. These are week long placements, where students observe and learn how to interact with patients socially with minimal hands on practice. During the 4th and 5th year, students do 1 level 2 placement each year. These placements are meant to prepare students for graduation with entry level skills. Level 2 placements are 12 weeks long and spent off campus the whole time, with short communication assignments with the academic fieldwork coordinator. Starting the 4th year is also the beginning of a master's thesis. This is a research project that consists of applying therapeutic intervention and statistics to real people to improve knowledge of occupational therapy rehabilitation techniques."
Olivia
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The biomedical engineering program was relatively new when I started and although we felt like 'guinea pigs' at times, we got to see the program grow and adapt during our four years. We also matured and gained endurance for solving problems and working in teams. The times that we struggled with problems or doubted our abilities were the times that we experienced true engineering. BME alumni are super friendly and eager to answer your questions about the program- so don't hesitate! If you're trying to choose between this and another engineering program- this is kind of the 'jack of all trades major' where you get a taste of mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering, while seeing its application in the human body."
Chia-wei Lin
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I believe the school is an excellent experience for someone who is looking to achieve a degree in the health sciences. The school has excellent on-campus assistance availabilities for educational and social purposes. The professors are all accommodating and are a great resource for students. The above ground tunnels allow for a more comfortable commute in inclement weather situations. From a financial stand-point, University at Buffalo is an excellent bang for your buck. Since it is a SUNY, it is financially competitive. From a social standpoint, the school has many clubs to participate in. I believe these clubs reflect the schools aptitude for inclusion of the diverse student population. There are also many sports and music events to attend that are provided by the school on an annual basis. Tickets are easy to get. The sports facility is new and is open late for those with a packed school schedule and are health conscious. The dorms are well renovated and maintained. If a student is interested in off-campus housing, there are resources on the school website to find affordable housing arrangements to fullfill a more well rounded student experience. The school is set in the town of Amhurst and is exceptionally safe. Although there is much snow, the town is great for cleaning everything up in the early morning to prevent a hindrance to day-to-day functions. There are a lot of parking lots so parking is never an issue. Just make sure to get a parking plaque prior to the beginning of the school year."
James Yu
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2018
  • Degree: Education
"Most of the courses were idiosyncratic and didn't exactly provide an overview of all of the relevant theories. Academic research related to classroom pedagogies, classroom management, and curriculum design was not reviewed extensively, but pure theory of Vygostky, Bakhtin, multiliteracies was reviewed excessively. In other words, the classes left a lot of relevant holes that pertain to job readiness. The program did not focus on important job market skills like getting publications, teaching at the post-secondary levels; going to college job interviews. Many faculty are superficially friendly, but as soon as I graduated from the program, my former faculty stopped answering my emails. Even in the program, some faculty took long periods to answer emails. Many faculty had the bare minimum of involvement with students like graduate students were a necessary evil to be dealt with. The funding was decent but not lavish. The graduate assistantships were ridiculously low-level work that bears no semblance to what professors do."
Abigail Milton
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The University at Buffalo is a great SUNY school with three campuses around Buffalo. The Physical Therapy program is an excellent program and really helped to prepare me for real clinical situations that I would encounter once I start practicing on my own. The class sizes are small and you're with the same 44 people throughout the 3 year doctorate program so you become like family. The professors all grow to know you as well."
Kristen Sharkey
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The UB School of Management is awesome! I started my MBA and I am still working on finishing it part time while working full time in the sports industry. The faculty and staff are hands on, passionate and truly love what they do. You can feel this when you walk into the Jacobs School of Management building. I am so proud to be getting my MBA from UB! We work directly with local companies all over WNY to make connections for potential employment, but also to get real experience on what a career in management is like. The courses range from classes in finance to classes in leadership. You get a taste of everything that you could possibly need to manage a business. You can choose to concentrate in an area, or you can take an array of classes. Each professor has real world experience in upper management of businesses all over the WORLD. UB is one of the most diverse colleges in America. It is 30% International. You will be taking classes with people from Singapore, India, China, Africa, Canada, etc. With over 500,000 UB Alumni worldwide, you are able to create a network of people from all different walks of life! It is truly a special place."
Gesenia
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"I enjoyed my experience at the University at Buffalo. As someone who is now pursuing her masters at NYU, I appreciated having had a traditional campus experience. It was a huge university and an institution that is constantly looking to improve its facilities and overall educational environment."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It's important to go to college and make sure you go for career that you will want to do day in and day out."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Excellent teachers, not challenging coursework"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Invaluable experiences both educationally and as a growing young adult."
UB
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"For undergrad the school is too big and the support staff is TERRIBLE!!!!! Professors are ok. For Masters program both the support staff and professors were awesome. They are very invested in your future and take time to get to know you and recommend opportunities to you."
Maggi
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"It was amazing college had lot of memories. Learnt a lot and enjoyed with friends"
Liz
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I graduated from college in a lot of student loan debt. I went for school for something I was passionate about. I graduated with good grades. Then I couldn't find a job. It was very disheartening. College is a great experience and I don't regret going but I certainly wouldn't reccomend going if you aren't absolutely sure what you want to major in."
Raj
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Very good school and campus. Good professors providing quality education. Affordable education. Weather is bad."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The school is perfect for anyone working in New York. I wanted to be at a school that would make me employable in state. The school also has recognition elsewhere."
Bianca R
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2017
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I attended the University of Arizona as a non-traditional transfer student. As a young military spouse, I had moved between 3 states in 2 years and had many challenges trying to stay in school. The University of Arizona was so accommodating even before matriculating as a student with an advisor for my desired major responding to a multitude of questions and even meeting with me during the semester. Once a became an official student, my major specific courses were intensive yet practical in the subject matter and well paced. One of the biggest benefits U of A offers is the emphasis in research that you get through your education which really sets you apart in pursuing post-graduate education and/or employment. Our instructors at the U of A are leaders in the field and are often in the middle of managing their own meaningful research studies where interested students are invited to volunteer or work for the studies. My program, in particularly, offered opportunities to be involved in the community and receive mentorship from students farther along in the program as well as from our faculty who had open door policies. U of A places a high value on the quality of your education and produces many benefits to make the experience successful including free tutoring in a wealth of subjects, de-stress activities during finals weeks such as free chair massages, many seminars and speaking events of world leaders and a variety of fields, free movies, and networking opportunities. The primary causes of any negative experiences I encountered were related to the very large class sizes of undergraduate general education courses such as first-year physics or biochemistry. Due to the sheer sizes of these courses, it was difficult to communicate with instructors and obtain help with specifics during the semester. Now several years after my graduation, I am incredibly thankful I attended U of A as I have been extremely prepared for my field and was very competitive getting into my dream graduate program. I intend to start my doctorate program this upcoming fall and know that I have an excellent foundation and research emphasis to succeed thanks to the experiences from U of A."
Matt
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"My education obtained at the University at Buffalo was very helpful. It allowed me to obtain a good career and network which caused me to obtain my career. Getting a college degree is essential in todays world."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"Faculty cares and gives you the freedom to explore topics you are interested in. College overall is ok - very expensive to live on campus and dysfunctional housing market makes it a very expensive place to study if you don't want to have roommates"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Make the most of college, and do everything you want to do and even those that you're iffy about. You don't want to have regrets. Get a degree you love and make use of the career center because when you're out, you're on your own."