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 33,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at University at Buffalo. A score within the range of 1160 to 1340 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 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 (3.35 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 61% of all applicants are granted admission to University at Buffalo, from which 23% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University at Buffalo (UB) acceptance rate in 2021 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University at Buffalo was reported as 61.1% in Fall 2020 with over 29,900 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: 24 - 29
  • UB Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University at Buffalo?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University at Buffalo has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University at Buffalo has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.4%
  • 2017-2018: 57.3%
  • 2018-2019: 55.9%
  • 2019-2020: 61.1%
  • Projected UB Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 54.6%

How Does University at Buffalo (UB) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University at Buffalo is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rochester Institute of Technology70.7%
University of Rochester29.7%
Cornell University10.9%
Syracuse University44.4%
SUNY at Binghamton40.5%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University at Buffalo (UB) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math590 - 690
Total Score1160 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 29
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