University at Buffalo (UB)

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University at Buffalo can be found in Buffalo, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University at Buffalo has nearly 30,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at University at Buffalo. A score within the range of 1050 to 1260 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the University at Buffalo (UB) average GPA (3.28 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 57% of all applicants are granted admission to University at Buffalo, from which 28% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University at Buffalo (UB) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University at Buffalo (UB) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University at Buffalo was reported as 56.5% in Fall 2013 with over 23,100 applications submitted to UB. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UB ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • UB Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University at Buffalo?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University at Buffalo, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UB has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 51.9%
  • 2010-2011: 51.4%
  • 2011-2012: 51.6%
  • 2012-2013: 56.9%
  • 2013-2014: 56.5%
  • Projected UB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.8%

How Does University at Buffalo (UB) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University at Buffalo is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Buffalo State SUNY48.5%
Rochester Institute of Technology60.2%
University of Rochester35.7%
Cornell University15.6%
Syracuse University49.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University at Buffalo (UB) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score23 - 28
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