Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo (UB) was purchased by the State of New York in 1962. Prior to that it was a private institution. The university became a flagship school in the State University of New York system. The school is a research-intensive institution and prides itself on the innovative thinking, resilient optimism and pragmatic dreaming of their students. The school offers over one hundred undergraduate degrees, over two hundred master’s programs, nearly ninety doctorates and about ten professional certificates.
The University at Buffalo offers a wide variety of student activities including student clubs and organizations, Greek life, an NCAA athletics club, and both club and intramural sports. The school also has an expansive study-abroad program that has exchange agreements with nearly eighty institutions around the world.