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UB Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

59.4%
Admission Difficulty for University at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1140-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1330
SAT Scores you need to get in

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University at Buffalo admission chances by SAT score
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 Requirements

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University at Buffalo admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University at Buffalo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
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

Admission Statistics

University at Buffalo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,746 13,255 26,001
Accepted 7,351 8,089 15,440
Acceptance Rate 58% 61% 59%
Enrolled 1,729 2,374 4,103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 29% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University at Buffalo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University at Buffalo Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University at Buffalo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.