BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/UB) - A recent ranking of national public universities by the U.S. News & World Report has placed the University at Buffalo among the top 25 prominent universities with students who graduate with the 'lightest debt load.'
UB students who took out loans to cover four years of undergraduate tuition and expenses graduated with an average of just $15,911 in debt, according to U.S. News.
In comparison, students who graduated from universities with high debt
loads graduated owing from $33,000 to $49,000, the magazine states. The data were compiled from students who graduated in 2009.
U.S. News also ranks UB as one of the top national public universities,
at No. 58 out of 164 public universities nationwide. UB's combination
of academic excellence and affordability -- as indicated by the U.S.
News rankings -- has helped the university maintain a reputation as one
of the nation's best public universities in a difficult economic
"We take considerable pride in offering undergraduate students the
opportunity to learn at a nationally prominent research university that
is one of the most affordable in the United States," said UB Provost
Satish K. Tripathi.
U.S. News also ranks UB as a top tier "national university," a list
that includes 262 public and private universities in the U.S. that
offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master's and
doctoral degrees. UB is ranked No. 120 in this list tied with the
University of Arizona and two other schools. In separate categories,
U.S. News also ranks hundreds of "regional universities" and "national
liberal arts colleges."