Best colleges in Buffalo

Fly Away with Your Degree

More than just chicken wings

In a city famed for the invention of our favorite chicken wings, Buffalo has many opportunities for you to spread your own wings when it comes to your education. There are 9 universities and colleges in Buffalo that offer programs including education, business, biology, and engineering. Buffalo has become a hub for Bioinformatics and Human Genome Research. Not to mention close to 50 companies are headquartered here, such as Deco Refreshments, Inc., Esenwein & Johnson, and Tops Friendly Markets. Whether you want to be a scientist or a businessman, Buffalo has opportunities for you.

In the "City of Good Neighbors," there are many ways to meet new people. Follow the pros by cheering on the Bills and Sabres. Go visit the waterfront at Canalside, offering over 750 events, including yoga, concerts, games, and water sports. Buffalo also plays host to famous architecture with 80 sites on the National Register of Historic Places. and yet, they're still building with renovation projects like Silo City, where old grain elevators are being transformed into recreation places, like rock climbing gyms. With the country's largest parks system and Niagara Falls nearby, you'll always have a place to explore outside. Buffalo has all you need and more to soar to new heights in your education, work, and life. So come, spread your wings‚ and eat some too.

*nces.ed.gov *Wikipedia, "Buffalo" *Canalsidebuffalo.com *explorebuffalo.org

Best Four Year Universities in Buffalo

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo offers 476 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 8,319 students graduated with students earning 4,823 Bachelor's degrees, 2,242 Master's degrees, 1,038 Doctoral degrees, and 216 Certificates.

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY

Niagara University offers 110 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,283 students graduated with students earning 816 Bachelor's degrees, 390 Master's degrees, 57 Certificates, 17 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

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Canisius College
Buffalo, NY

Canisius College offers 148 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,043 students graduated with students earning 558 Bachelor's degrees, 469 Master's degrees, 15 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.

Daemen College
Amherst, NY

Daemen College offers 100 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 941 students graduated with students earning 491 Bachelor's degrees, 319 Master's degrees, 66 Doctoral degrees, and 65 Certificates.

D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College offers 70 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 853 students graduated with students earning 385 Bachelor's degrees, 283 Master's degrees, 160 Doctoral degrees, and 25 Certificates.

SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo State offers 190 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,271 students graduated with students earning 1,662 Bachelor's degrees, 549 Master's degrees, and 60 Certificates.

Hilbert College
Hamburg, NY

Hilbert College offers 36 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 170 students graduated with students earning 151 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

Medaille College
Buffalo, NY

Medaille College offers 52 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 675 students graduated with students earning 309 Master's degrees, 225 Bachelor's degrees, 123 Associate's degrees, 13 Certificates, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Villa Maria College
Buffalo, NY

Villa Maria College offers 22 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 122 students graduated with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 46 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.

Trocaire College
Buffalo, NY

Trocaire College offers 34 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 387 students graduated with students earning 275 Associate's degrees, 83 Certificates, and 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Buffalo

Niagara County Community College offers 148 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 918 students graduated with students earning 829 Associate's degrees, and 89 Certificates.

Erie Community College offers 93 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 2,261 students graduated with students earning 1,825 Associate's degrees, and 436 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Buffalo

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University at Buffalo Logo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
26 : 1 31,923
Niagara University Logo Niagara University Niagara University, NY
5/5
24 : 1 3,723
Canisius College Logo Canisius College Buffalo, NY
5/5
21 : 1 3,102
Daemen College Logo Daemen College Amherst, NY
5/5
17 : 1 2,603
D'Youville College Logo D'Youville College Buffalo, NY
5/5
17 : 1 3,048
SUNY Buffalo State Logo SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
3/5
24 : 1 8,658
Hilbert College Logo Hilbert College Hamburg, NY
4/5
21 : 1 766
Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Logo Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Angola, NY     144
Erie 1 BOCES Logo Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca, NY     428
Medaille College Logo Medaille College Buffalo, NY
5/5
23 : 1 2,002
Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge Logo Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge Williamsville, NY     18
Villa Maria College Logo Villa Maria College Buffalo, NY
5/5
17 : 1 520
Continental School of Beauty Culture-West Seneca Logo Continental School of Beauty Culture-West Seneca West Seneca, NY     144
The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda Tonawanda, NY     148
Niagara County Community College Logo Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
2/5
51 : 1 4,997
Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Logo Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Sanborn, NY     32
Erie Community College Logo Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
2/5
35 : 1 10,031
National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo Logo National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo Buffalo, NY     105
New York Institute of Massage Inc Logo New York Institute of Massage Inc Williamsville, NY     32
Trocaire College Logo Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
4/5
37 : 1 1,322