Less Debt=More Opportunities.

Less Debt = More Opportunities

Advocate for the elderly. Pursue a political career. With Buffalo’s low cost of living and our affordable public-school tuition, most of our students carry less debt than their peers at other law schools – giving you the freedom to pursue a career you’ll love.

“The price of education [at UB School of Law] allows our students to pursue any area of the law without worrying about a looming student debt after they leave.” - George Brown '17

Free to Follow Their Dream


Karen Nicolson ’89 helps battle elder abuse by leading an organization that provides free legal services to help low-income senior citizens and disabled persons live independently and with dignity.


As Director of Upstate Revitalization for New York State, Richard Tobe '74 is responsible for $1.5 billion awarded through a competitive process to three of upstate’s eight economic development regions.


A big family poses its own challenges, but Gwitt says the culture of the legal profession has become much more supportive of the balance between work and family life.

Quick Facts

money bag.

2nd out of all 15 law schools in New York State for lowest average debt per graduate.


Our 2019-20 tuition for in-state residents is just $25,410. Scholarship funds can further reduce the cost of your education.


76% of first-year students receive non-conditional merit scholarships.

Public Interest.

Our average merit award is $9,500, guaranteed for all three years of your legal education.

Affordable Fun, Affordable Living

In Buffalo, the third most affordable city in the U.S. (Forbes), your dollar goes further, and you can do more with less.

  • A great place to live

    A major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, Buffalo Niagara offers a low cost of living and affordable housing prices. | Read more about our region's affordability

  • Tastes of Buffalo Niagara

    While “Buffalo chicken wings” have put the area on the world’s culinary map, that original delight overshadows a rich landscape of area dining, from fine, upscale restaurants to diverse, ethnic eateries that reflect the cultural mix of Buffalo Niagara.

  • Family fun, shopping and nightlife

    Family fun comes in many fascinating forms and surprising spots in Buffalo Niagara. If you want to relax, or shop or party, you can’t beat the boutiques, shops, cafes, spas and hotspots in Buffalo and its suburbs.

  • The sporting life

    A big slice of life in Buffalo Niagara, sports include the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League and the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League—in addition to the UB Bulls, competing in the NCAA’s Division I Mid-American Conference.

  • Year round outdoor activities

    Buffalo Niagara’s temperate, four-seasons climate sets the scene for year-round outdoor fun from hiking to sailing to skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy America’s first urban park system, the shore and waters of Lake Erie, and nearby Niagara Falls.