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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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more male students than female students enrolled at University at Buffalo with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UB has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University at Buffalo students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for University at Buffalo students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,606
Women 15,493

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UB serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University at Buffalo students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,949 per year

35% 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.