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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo offers 445 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 9,019 students graduated with students earning 5,110 Bachelor's degrees, 2,629 Master's degrees, 1,133 Doctoral degrees, 147 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Niagara University Niagara University, NY

Niagara University offers 131 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,327 students graduated with students earning 936 Bachelor's degrees, 343 Master's degrees, 41 Certificates degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Canisius College Buffalo, NY

Canisius College offers 194 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,687 students graduated with students earning 977 Bachelor's degrees, 631 Master's degrees, 66 Certificates degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY

SUNY Buffalo State offers 188 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 2,632 students graduated with students earning 1,868 Bachelor's degrees, 709 Master's degrees, and 55 Certificates degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
5 D'Youville College Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College offers 73 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 869 students graduated with students earning 391 Bachelor's degrees, 288 Master's degrees, 188 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

6 Medaille College Buffalo, NY

Medaille College offers 49 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 600 students graduated with students earning 262 Master's degrees, 241 Bachelor's degrees, 83 Associate's degrees, 14 Certificates degrees.

7 Daemen College Amherst, NY

Daemen College offers 109 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,002 students graduated with students earning 534 Bachelor's degrees, 271 Master's degrees, 126 Doctoral degrees, and 71 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Bryant & Stratton College-Online Orchard Park, NY

Bryant & Stratton College-Online offers 29 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 557 students graduated with students earning 489 Associate's degrees, 68 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Hilbert College Hamburg, NY

Hilbert College offers 36 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 259 students graduated with students earning 224 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY

Trocaire College offers 36 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 476 students graduated with students earning 328 Associate's degrees, 127 Certificates degrees, and 21 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Buffalo

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY

Niagara County Community College offers 97 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,221 students graduated with students earning 1,087 Associate's degrees, and 134 Certificates degrees.

2 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY

Erie Community College offers 83 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 2,744 students graduated with students earning 2,287 Associate's degrees, and 457 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 ITT Technical Institute-Getzville Getzville, NY

ITT Technical Institute-Getzville offers 5 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 112 students graduated with students earning 112 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University at Buffalo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
17 : 1 29,796
Niagara University Niagara University Niagara University, NY
5/5
19 : 1 4,128
Canisius College Canisius College Buffalo, NY
5/5
15 : 1 3,900
SUNY Buffalo State SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
2/5
20 : 1 10,330
D'Youville College D'Youville College Buffalo, NY
5/5
13 : 1 2,909
Medaille College Medaille College Buffalo, NY
5/5
13 : 1 2,112
Daemen College Daemen College Amherst, NY
5/5
15 : 1 2,767
Niagara County Community College Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
2/5
31 : 1 6,116
Bryant & Stratton College-Online Bryant & Stratton College-Online Orchard Park, NY
3/5
28 : 1 2,675
Erie Community College Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
2/5
23 : 1 12,022
Hilbert College Hilbert College Hamburg, NY
4/5
15 : 1 946
Trocaire College Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
4/5
19 : 1 1,369
Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Angola, NY 15 : 1 128
Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Sanborn, NY 17 : 1 51
Bryant & Stratton College-Southtowns Bryant & Stratton College-Southtowns Orchard Park, NY
4/5
40 : 1 786
University Logo Continental School of Beauty Culture-West Seneca West Seneca, NY 15 : 1 103
University Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Tonawanda Tonawanda, NY 19 : 1 132
Erie 1 BOCES Erie 1 BOCES West Seneca, NY 37 : 1 443
National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo Buffalo, NY 18 : 1 121
Villa Maria College Villa Maria College Buffalo, NY
4/5
12 : 1 543
Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo Buffalo, NY
4/5
22 : 1 600
University Logo MarJon School of Beauty ltd-Lockport Lockport, NY
University Logo Continental School of Beauty Culture-Buffalo Buffalo, NY 19 : 1 95
ITT Technical Institute-Getzville ITT Technical Institute-Getzville Getzville, NY
4/5
30 : 1 265
University Logo New York Institute of Massage Inc Williamsville, NY 27 : 1 81

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