Buffalo – Education

Buffalo is home to a large number of private and public colleges and universities. The largest school in the area is the University at Buffalo (UB), part of the State University of New York system, which is renowned as a large public research University. Due to this, it is one of 62 elected members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB has two campuses: one to the north in Amherst, and the other on the northern border of the city. Buffalo State College is located right on the Elmwood Strip across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Canisius is also located in the city of Buffalo near the intersection of Humboldt Parkway and Main St. Other colleges in the city include: Trocaire, Erie Community College, Medaille, and D’Youville.

The University at Buffalo has an annual speakers series which has played host to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Michael Moore, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Stewart in recent years. These events are open to the public; tickets are available from the University’s box office. UB has a free series of summer lectures available to the public and Buffalo State regularly has events open to visitors .