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UB Demographics & Diversity

Buffalo, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UB are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University at Buffalo students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 14%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 16%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 18% more male students than female students enrolled at University at Buffalo with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UB has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University at Buffalo students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for University at Buffalo students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,053
Women 14,450

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UB serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University at Buffalo students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,949 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.5%
Part time Undergrads 6.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196088 IPEDS survey data for University at Buffalo.