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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. MSN
  2. DNP, PhD
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 144
Nursing Administration Master's degree 2
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 9
Nurse Anesthetist Doctor's degree - professional practice 12
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 3
Clinical Nurse Specialist Doctor's degree - professional practice 1

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University at Buffalo

Erie I BOCES - Tonawanda Campus
6.16 miles away
Erie I BOCES - Buffalo Campus
6.33 miles away
SUNY Buffalo State
6.52 miles away
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo Campus
9.01 miles away
Erie I BOCES (Main Campus)
11.5 miles away
Erie I BOCES - Hamburg Campus
16.65 miles away
Genesee Valley BOCES - Warsaw
37.84 miles away
SUNY College at Brockport
44.73 miles away
Erie II Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
52.65 miles away
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
72.14 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading520 to 610
SAT: Math550 to 660
ACT Composite24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,637
30k to 48k$14,156
48k to 75k$18,971
75k to 110k$21,721
Over 110k$22,374
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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

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 [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

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 [...]

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
University at Buffalo
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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