The acceptance rate at UB is 67%. It ranks #68 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. UB is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 20,251 out of 30,247 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent (SAT 1140/1310 ACT 23/29). University at Buffalo typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University at Buffalo is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1230
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University at Buffalo?
University at Buffalo typically prefers 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 1050. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. UB ranks #29 in New York and #206 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UB?
Admission data indicates that UB regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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. The school ranks #36 in New York and #241 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University at Buffalo.
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What GPA do you need to get into University at Buffalo?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UB. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University at Buffalo was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UB accepts 67% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||15.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||22.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||12.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||8.0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
61.1% of University at Buffalo freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||28.7%|
|Top 25% of class||61.1%|
|Top 50% of class||90%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||23%||22%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to University at Buffalo is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to University at Buffalo and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to UB. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
67% of those who apply are granted admission to UB. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1310. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.