University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate
27,798
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
3463
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
US States Represented
46
Countries Represented
120
34%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1197
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
560
75th
650
Reading
25th
520
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
43%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
31%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
35
Top 25%
70
Top 50%
97
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
736
$30k - $48k
325
$48k - $75k
307
$75k - $110k
389
$110k+
675

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: ub-admissions@buffalo.edu
Admissions Telephone: 888-822-3648
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Professors are your friends so talk to them, get to know them, and most importantly get them to like you. This also goes for TA's who end up grading your assignments (when the class) has TA's. Don't just study, prepare. Professors don't write syllabi for fun (I mean seriously writing those things can't be fun) so read them use them to see where your at and where your going (but remember that they are tentative). And finally, GET TUTORING. It really doesn't matter if you think you don't need it. Whether it be from a hired tutor, a mentor, a TA, or even the professor his/herself, as long as you've got the time go for it (heck, us it as a refresher).
Matthew from Stockbridge, GA
If you are living in residence halls make friends with the people on your floor. If you are off campus living I suggest you join a club. Walk to class as much as you can when it's nice out, cause when it gets cold in the winter you won't want to go outside.
Emily from Watkins Glen, NY
If you got above a 1450 on the SAT, be sure to apply for the Presidential Scholarship. Otherwise, it doesn't matter because UB will inform you upon acceptance whether or not you qualify for their scholarships.
Kelsey from Rochester, NY
The biggest tip I can say for prospective students is to come visit us! There is so much going on around campus 24/7 and so many people willing to interact with you, its an amazing experience. I was very skeptical about transferring to such a big University after being in small 20 person classrooms at a community college, but I do not regret making the decision to attend.
If you get an email with your registration date for classes REMEMBER THAT DATE! Classes go like crazy and you definitely have to be on top of your game.
Also, never give up. My first semester at this university was draining the life out of me. I studied every single day, was practicing old exams every week day and never missed a class. I struggled, bad. But after you get the hang of your classes and put forth the effort in the work you'll see a world of a difference and it will get better, trust me.
Taylor from Lewiston, NY
Check out the campus before you come. And come in the winter, especially if you're not used to snow or cold. UB offers a ton of majors, and even a create-your-own option, so survey and research all of your options before choosing a degree program. The advisers usually have a lot on their plates, so do your research before speaking to them (know what you have to take/want to take for classes). And google professors before you sign up for classes, some accents are very hard to understand, and not all of them actually care about teaching.
Sandra from Athens, NY
Get involve from the very start. Don't try to settle in first. Sign up for clubs your FIRST day. It will provide you with friends, purpose, and a means to stand out in the crowd of 27,000 students.
Taryn from Clarence, NY
- Get to know your adviser as soon as you have been assigned to them. They can tell you a lot about which classes you should be taking and when (its best to think about a tentative schedule a few semesters in advance).
- Apply for housing and make your housing deposit as soon as possible to ensure that you get placed in the building--and on the campus--that you prefer.
- Take a tour of the campus once or twice before actually arriving. Also when you get there you will have a few days to settle in before classes start i would suggest you bring a copy of your schedule around and find the location of your classes. You might also want to play around with the shuttle system and get to know how it works.
- Its hard to stand out in lecture hall classes but the better you get to know your teachers the more you will stand out. Visit their offices during office hours, ask good questions, look for undergraduate research opportunities, converse with them over email.
Deanna from Scotia, NY
Definitely go visit more than one time. I liked it when I first visited but I wasn't in love with it. I liked the athletics that is offered here and the fact that it is state tuition. Make sure that you really get a feel for the campus by scheduling a tour of campus during one of the Prospective Student visiting dates. Make sure that when you visit you ask yourself if you can see yourself going to that school. It definitely helps you see if you feel a connection to the campus- some people know instantly while others need to revisit a few times.

Also schedule a time to talk to an academic adviser if you are really serious about attending the college.
Hannah from Saratoga Springs, NY
So many people apply to SUNY Buffalo it is best to tour the school and apply as soon as possible.
Ashlie from East Rochester, NY

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