University at Buffalo Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.71 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 14 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 29,796 (19,953 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 35% part-time, 65% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,165 in-state; $24,505 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019

There are some wonderful Professors at this school, especially within the History department. The students are wonderful and helpful. I am glad that I chose UB!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

For a program that's just starting out, I love it!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

The History Departments Graduate Program at UB is a wonderful academic environment. I have met some wonderful people while enrolled in some fantastic professors with even more wonderful professors. The History facilities (such as the Graduate Students Lounge and the Graduate Lecture Rooms) could use some updating, in terms of not just paint and furniture but technology as well. But that is an issue many departmental programs face and not a "deal breaker", so to speak. The program allows for a greater sense of choice and exploration in our chosen field as well as prepares us for drawing our own conclusions. Rather than simply being taught what history "is" we are asked to come up with those answers ourselves which is important for our future success in the field. While most would jump too quickly to say that our workload is too heavy, it both is and isn't simultaneously. The quantity seems daunting the first semester, but by the beginning of the second semester the professors and your peers have demonstrated that it is possible and that you must simply find your own rhythm in order to be successful in the program. Overall this is truly a great school, with a great department offering a terrific program filled with the friendliest and kindest people!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

The History MA program at UB is very intense and rewarding. Students are encouraged to participate in local and national conferences, while the faculty provides excellent support in doing so. Students are offered the opportunity to participate in UB sponsored symposiums on a variety of topics. For anyone interested in international exposure UB has one of the largest international student populations in the US.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013

I enjoy the college area. It is a lovely area of New York to spend time in. The people here at Buffalo are sometimes not very friendly and are unhelpful a lot of the time. If you are looking for a college where you are a number, this is a good college for you. There are so many students I feel the staff have a hard time getting to know any of their students which leads them to be more concerned with their own research instead of their students progress in the program.
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