The University at Buffalo, a member of the State University of New York system, has selective admissions. Just half of all applicants will receive an acceptance letter, so you'll need solid grades and test scores to get in. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1600 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 23 or better. The UB admissions office superscores standardized test scores, so be sure to submit all your scores if you took the SAT or ACT more than once.
You'll notice a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for the University at Buffalo did not get in. Note, however, that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because UB's admissions process is based on more than numbers. The college accepts the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The UB admissions officers will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses to see that you took challenging high school classes. For business and engineering students, they will want to see adequate preparation in math. For all applicants, the university will want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. Dance, music theatre and music students will need to audition in addition to the standard application.
To learn more about the University at Buffalo, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- UB Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?