Jewish students at University of Buffalo.

University at Buffalo

#55, overall score 57.5/100

Fun Fact:

Every year, more than 1,100 students participate in the Oozefest mud volleyball tournament. Fire trucks are brought in to keep the playing surface wet.

ACADEMICS Score: 15/30

  • Score: 15/30
  • Acceptance rate: 59%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Jewish studies major: Yes
  • Israel studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $9,770
  • Out-of-state tuition: $26,270
  • Room & board costs: $12,292
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $4,360
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Arthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 19,951
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 2,000
  • Jewish population share: 10%
  • Student origin: 97% in-state / 3% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Bulls
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Green Eggs and Ham, Lorax

ISRAEL Score: 13.67/20

  • Score: 13.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 80
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: No
  • Israel-related clubs: UB for Israel, J Street U
  • BDS resolution: Not introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 22.17/40

  • Score: 22.17/40
  • Hillel: Hillel of Buffalo
  • Chabad: Chabad of Buffalo
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPI, TEP
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 60
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 5 (2 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Wolf Blitzer
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: Mostly from the New York-New Jersey area.
  • Kosher food details: There is a kosher deli at the Academic Spine that serves kosher food all day and accepts the meal plan. If you are at the library or at a class in the area, it is easily accessible. If you are the dorm, you would need to commute to get there.
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