UB Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University at Buffalo
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into UB and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,423 out of 31,196 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 29 percent. University at Buffalo typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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||>68%|
|1245 to 1330||Avg +||56%-68%|
|1160 to 1245||Avg -||43%-56%|
|1075 to 1160||Reach||31%-43%|
|Less than 1075||Low||<31%|
UB ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University at Buffalo.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>71%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||56%-71%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||45%-56%|
|22 to 24||Reach||35%-45%|
|Less than 22||Low||<35%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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 #80 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 56% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
63% 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||30%|
|Top 25% of class||63%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||24%|
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|
Syracuse, New York
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196088 IPEDS survey data for University at Buffalo.
Frequently Asked Questions
87% of students submit their SAT scores to UB. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
56% of those who apply are granted admission to UB. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1330. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.