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Scholarly Communities

How to find yourself in the company of academic rock stars.

Our most academically talented students can join our scholarly living-learning communities, where individualized advisement, social activities and opportunities for collaborative research are just a few of the benefits. If you are invited to join one of these programs, you’ll find yourself in a true community of scholars who are as engaged in their studies as you are.

University Honors College

Expressing your intellectual curiosity. Living your commitment to diversity, inclusion and civic engagement. Taking ownership of your education. If this is your ideal college experience, we invite you to explore the University Honors College, a home where a diverse group of outstanding students inspire each other to be more than who they thought they could be. Where people are as intensely engaged with learning as you are, and where you find a place to be extraordinary.

Interested students must still apply for general admission to UB. Students submitting the Common Application can apply to the Honors College in the Academics section. Students applying with the State University of New York (SUNY) Application should email the Honors College to receive an additional application to the Honors College.

To be considered for a merit scholarship, your general application for admission to the University at Buffalo (either SUNY or Common Application) must be on file and complete (including all supplemental materials) by Dec. 8.

Daniel Acker Scholars Program

The Daniel Acker Scholars Program selects academically talented students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education for an individualized academic experience. Consideration is given to students with financial need, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented backgrounds. As an Acker scholar, you’ll receive individualized advisement and counseling services and tutoring. You’ll participate in enrichment and community service activities. Acker Scholars take a first-year (freshman) experience course and research skill courses and receive preferred first-year student housing.

Through the programs offered by the Cora P. Maloney Center, students can engage in scholarly or clinical research activities, gaining valuable skills toward a career or preparation for graduate study. For more information, contact the Cora P. Maloney Center at 716-645-7301.