University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo- Student Review
I chose this college because it's a SUNY school and I pay in-state tuition fees. This is one of the best SUNY schools for scientific research and one of the best public schools in NYS. When applying to college, I originally applied to 12 different schools and I got into about 9 of them. In high school, I took all AP courses and was a part of the national honors society.
I think that at UB, the mandated course curriculum is unnecessary and a waste of my time. At UB we are required to take a seminar when we enter the school that introduces us to college. During our years here we have two pathways that we need to take 6 courses to complete them. The global and thematic pathways each have different fields of study that they need to satisfy for example arts or diversity courses. Once you complete both of your pathways you have to complete the capstone. The capstone course summarizes all of your mandated courses at UB. We need to provide artifacts for each course and write about them and how they impacted our lives.
I chose this program because I want to apply to medical school after college. For this program, you need to take certain courses and have a certain GPA. I also need to take a certain number of lab courses. For medical school, there are certain prereqs that you must take as well. I chose biological sciences because I have an interest in biology and wanted to explore different research opportunities.
It depends on the course. I have some exams where it's all multiple choice and others when it's completely written. Some courses only have two per semester but one of my course has 6 exams and we have an exam every two weeks.
I think that it depends on which courses you take. I have courses with as many as 300 people and as little as 30.
I think that the fee to apply is around $95. I received a fee waiver through the college board that covered the whole fee. Once you're in college it's free to apply to any program of your choice. I think that there are other organizations that you can reach out to help you find fee waivers if you financially qualify for it.
They offer on-campus jobs. We have work study jobs as well as jobs in the dining hall. I think that the only nonwork study jobs are in the dining hall or with different campus shops. I currently have a work study job on campus in the early childhood center.
Monthly Expense : $200 - $500