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UB Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UB? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,175 out of 23,629 applicants or 60% were admitted making UB a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University at Buffalo typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,262 12,367 23,629
Accepted 6,461 7,714 14,175
Acceptance Rate 57% 62% 60%
Enrolled 1,451 2,170 3,621
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 28% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University at Buffalo and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1225 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1320
SAT Reading 560 650
SAT Math 570 670
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >72%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 60%-72%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 47%-60%
1035 to 1130 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1035 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UB accepts 60% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University at Buffalo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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