Flint Village Apartments living room.

Housing Options

A variety of housing opportunities are available to students attending the School of Law.

University-owned housing is located both on and off campus, and privately owned housing is available near UB as well as in the City of Buffalo.

On-Campus Housing

The University at Buffalo maintains four on-campus housing complexes for law students:

  • Flint Village has one- and two-bedroom apartments, with two buildings reserved for law students.
  • Creekside Village also provides designated housing for law students in the form of two-bedroom townhomes with a washer and dryer in each unit.
  • South Lake Village offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments that are available to all graduate students.
  • Flickinger Court has two-bedroom townhomes for graduate and professional students, as well as married law students and law students with families.

Applications for on-campus housing are available online at University Residence Halls and Apartments and are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

 

Off-Campus Housing

Private apartments and homes are available near the School of Law in Amherst as well as in the City of Buffalo. You can obtain lists of apartments and flats for rent in the community and search by location or cost by visiting Off-Campus Housing. You can also check out the classified section of The Buffalo News.

A few things to know before you begin your off-campus housing search:

  • The School of Law is in Amherst, a northern suburb of Buffalo. Amherst has consistently been ranked one of the top five safest suburbs in America.
  • Suburbs within a five-mile radius of campus include Williamsville, Snyder, Tonawanda and Kenmore.
  • If you enjoy rural living, you should look into the suburbs of Clarence, Akron or Newstead.
  • Recommended areas in the City of Buffalo include North Buffalo (Buffalo Zoo, Delaware Park, Hertel Avenue, Elmwood Avenue); the Allentown District (arts, theater); downtown (Delaware Avenue, bar scene); and University Heights (near the UB South Campus; shuttle access is provided to the North Campus).
  • Housing should be secured by late July or early August. If you are planning a visit to Buffalo, we recommend that you make appointments with landlords before you arrive.

If you have housing questions or concerns, contact the Admissions Office at 716-645-2907 or law-admissions@buffalo.edu.

Students accepted to the School of Law have access to a password-protected Roommate Service should they wish to share a residence with a fellow law student.

 

New York State Residency

A person who has maintained a domicile in New York State for at least one year before the start of the semester is considered a New York State resident for the purpose of determining the tuition rate for that semester. On-campus housing is not considered a domicile.  All other persons shall be presumed to be out-of-state for tuition purposes unless they demonstrate domiciliary status in accordance with guidelines adopted by the SUNY chancellor.