Chances of getting into University at Buffalo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.3%
Admission Difficulty for University at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UB and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #56 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,940 out of 27,798 applicants were admitted making UB a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult 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 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UB SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

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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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 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
1320 and Above Good >69%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 57%-69%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 44%-57%
1065 to 1150 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1065 Low <31%
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UB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 26

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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 34 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
28 and Above Good >69%
26 to 28 Avg + 57%-69%
24 to 26 Avg - 44%-57%
22 to 24 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 22 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #58 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 57% 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

High School Class Rank

63% of University at Buffalo freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University at Buffalo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University at Buffalo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,229 14,569 27,798
Accepted 7,410 8,530 15,940
Acceptance Rate 56% 59% 57%
Enrolled 1,783 2,396 4,179
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 26%

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.