|Admission Standards||Very High|
Can I get into UB? The school has a 59% acceptance rate. Last year, 15,440 out of 26,001 applicants were admitted making UB a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. University at Buffalo typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University at Buffalo?
University at Buffalo typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1045. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1235 to 1330||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1140 to 1235||Avg -||46%-59%|
|1045 to 1140||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 1045||Low||<33%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UB?
Admission data indicates that UB regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University at Buffalo.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>73%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||59%-73%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||48%-59%|
|22 to 24||Reach||38%-48%|
|Less than 22||Low||<38%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into University at Buffalo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University at Buffalo was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UB accepts 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||28%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||22%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||29%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to University at Buffalo and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196088 IPEDS survey data for University at Buffalo.