Chances of getting into University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.9%
Admission Difficulty for University at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for University at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1250

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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 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.

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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 >68%
1245 to 1330 Avg + 56%-68%
1160 to 1245 Avg - 43%-56%
1075 to 1160 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1075 Low <31%
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UB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University at Buffalo
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University at Buffalo admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 #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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University at Buffalo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 15,597 15,599 31,196
Accepted 8,475 8,948 17,423
Acceptance Rate 54% 57% 56%
Enrolled 1,902 2,361 4,263
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.