University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
The University of Buffalo is in Buffalo, New York. It is part of the State University of New York System that includes nine other campuses throughout the state. When it was established in 1846 as a private medical school, the university did not have its own campus. The campus now spans over 1,300 acres in the suburban Buffalo area. The university has received numerous awards and recognition. It was recently ranked the top public university in the state of New York by US News & World Report. The university is organized into 13 colleges and schools, including the School of Nursing, which was founded in 1936.
The university offers several CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including a traditional BSN and accelerated BSN program. They also offer MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. graduate programs. The accelerated and traditional BSN programs are offered on campus, while the RN to BSN program is an online-only program. During the traditional program, students will complete 700 clinical hours of training at healthcare clinics and hospitals in the Buffalo area. With the RN to BSN program, students may also choose their learning format to complete the program in one or two years. At the end of the program, students complete a three-week preceptorship in New York City or Buffalo.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||3|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
07/01/1981 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1080 to 1260|
|ACT||24 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$278/credit|
|In State Students||$278/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,008/credit|
|In District Students||$453/credit|
|In State Students||$453/credit|
|Out of State Students||$925/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of University at Buffalo's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||18%||$348|
|State Grant & Scholarships||45%||$3,739|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||65%||$3,301|
|Federal Student Loans||53%||$7,785|
$16,120Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,415|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,497|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,956|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,147|
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Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...
Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.
Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...
Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.