University at Buffalo School of Law

University at Buffalo School of Law

University at Buffalo School of Law is the only law school in the State University of New York system. Since 1887, our law school has prepared lawyers to practice in New York City; Washington, DC; and other major cities across the country and around the world. The University at Buffalo campus provides its 30,000 students access to vast resources in world-class undergraduate and graduate fields of study that include medicine, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and business management. Each year, we graduate over 200 well-educated and diverse lawyers who are ready to practice law in fields such as corporate law, tax law, public service, criminal law, and intellectual property. Located in Amherst, New York—a suburb of Buffalo—the Law School has a small-school feel with all the advantages of a large university, including access to other professional and graduate departments, Division I sports, a fine arts center, a concert hall, and numerous other academic, social, and cultural opportunities. The greater Buffalo area offers a wide variety of social and cultural activities such as downhill skiing, water sports, professional sports, a world-class symphony orchestra, professional theaters, nightlife, and access to Canada, all within minutes of the Law School. You can live comfortably, not to mention affordably, in Buffalo, the second largest city in New York.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.buffalo.edu/
Address: 211 Putnam Way, Buffalo, NY 14260
Admission Phone: (716) 645-2907
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students499
Student-faculty ratio12:1
Tuition $27,979 per year (full-time, in-state)
$45,249 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$21,193
Founded In1936
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 85
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University at Buffalo School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University at Buffalo School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Dld1 155 P 3.30

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abbysnells 155 P 3.50

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- - - 9 months ago
packme 150 A 3.00

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mvavonese 150 A 3.00

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not 155 A 2.00

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manujr1302 150 P 3.50

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erynnmot 173 P 3.40

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TheAlyson 159 A 3.30

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skochanowski 153 A 3.95

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rob174 120 P 1.00

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Silverrose33 166 A 3.94

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gabtre59 148 A 3.45

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tiarabertram 165 A 3.04

Pending

- 12/28/15 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants9939950
Number of Offers5065060
Number of Matriculants1401400
75% GPA3.73.70
Median GPA3.423.420
25% GPA3.133.130
75% LSAT1501500
Median LSAT1541540
25% LSAT1571570
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students499
Total Students Receiving Grants322
% of Students Receiving Grants64.5
75% Grant Amount$10,000
Median Grant Amount$7,000
25% Grants Amount$5,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (57.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (6.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (335)
  • Hispanics (30)
  • Black or African American (20)
  • Asian (14)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (57)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (14)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (19)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (24)


  • Total Women% (50)
  • Total Men% (50)
University at Buffalo School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 195 72.19% 78.12% -5.93%
2014 187 76.37% 78.60% -2.23%
2013 227 83.02% 84.76% -1.74%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (40)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (6)
  • Employed Other (8)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association