How to Apply

Apply now for fall 2017 admission to UB!

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Please complete and submit ONLY ONE of the applications below. A $50 nonrefundable fee is required with each option.

The Common Application » The SUNY Application* »

*If you apply using the SUNY application, you are required to also complete the SUNY supplemental, also available via the SUNY link above.

When to Apply

  • Early Action application deadline: Nov. 15
  • Scholarship consideration application deadline: Dec. 15
  • Regular decision application deadline: Feb. 1

Important Information

SAT or ACT standardized test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. The ACT code is 2978.

Please be aware that the Common Application and the SUNY Application list two SUNY Buffalo institutions. Make sure you select the University at Buffalo when you complete your forms, or your application might go to the wrong school.

  • On the SUNY Application, select “Buffalo, University at.”
  • On the Common Application, select “University at Buffalo (SUNY).”

UB requires your school transcript. You may self-report your transcript or have an official copy sent from your school.

UB requires one letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school counselor. UB’s teacher/counselor recommendation form (PDF) is available for you to download and print. While only one recommendation is required, you may choose to submit as many as three.

Early Action Option

Our Early Action option is designed for students who have identified UB as their intended college choice. The deadline for Early Action applications is Nov. 15. Early Action plans are nonbinding; candidates will receive an early response to their application, but they do not have to commit to the university until May 1.

After You Apply

We will contact you via email if any items are missing from your application. It is your responsibility to check your email regularly for updates.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFL is required to ensure that language skills don’t prevent students from successfully completing university-level courses in the United States. In general, the TOEFL is required for applicants whose native language is not English, and if any portion of their high school studies was completed in a non-English speaking country. Additionally, students who speak English as a second language and have SAT critical reading scores below 440 are encouraged to take the TOEFL. Transfer applicants whose native language is not English may also be required to submit TOEFL results.

UB requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in order to be considered for admission. Students scoring between 70 and 78 or 523 and 547 on the TOEFL may be admitted to the university on the condition that they register for and successfully complete additional English courses in their first semester.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST