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I am a prospective graduate international student


The College of Arts and Sciences is a large college, with a small college feel.

We are the largest academic unit in the University at Buffalo, with 27 departments and 16 academic programs, 23 centers and institutes, two art galleries, and major theater and music performance venues. We provide education and scholarship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to the university, the western New York community and the world at large.

Our faculty members have received Guggenheim fellowships, CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation, and recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Our students are committed to scholarship and community. They are tutoring in the Buffalo public schools, offering summer programs in arts and technology to middle school students and health informatics to high school students. They are Goldwater Scholarship recipients, SUNY Chancellor’s award winners, and Fulbright recipients.

With all these big opportunities, there is still room for the more intimate feel. Some 80% of our classes have fewer than 50 students, and 65% have fewer than 30. The undergraduate student to faculty ratio is 13:1, and many undergraduates participate in performance, research, or laboratory work with faculty members.

As the College enters its second century, we have set a path to get even better. We take pride in being one of the nation’s best schools for high quality degree programs, affordability, and career prospects.