How do I apply?
UB accepts the Coalition application and the the Common Application (freshmen only) or SUNY application (freshman and transfer). Read our How to Apply section for instructions.
Does UB require a supplemental application?
Students completing the SUNY application need to also complete the SUNY Supplemental Application. If you completed the Coalition application or the Common Application, you do not need to complete another supplemental form.
Do I need to provide letters of recommendation?
Yes. We require one letter of recommendation from a teacher or a high school counselor. You may submit up to three letters of recommendation, but only one is required.
What grades are needed in order to be accepted?
Admission to UB is highly competitive, and our students are exceptionally talented. Learn more about UB’s admission criteria.
Should I submit my scores from the old SAT and the new SAT?
For 2017 applicants, UB will accept scores from both the new SAT and the old SAT. We will compare your scores using concordance tables provided by the College Board. The highest score provided will be considered when we review your application.
How do I get my SAT/ACT scores to you?
It is our policy that you have the standardized test scores sent to us directly from the testing agencies. UB’s SAT code is 2925. The ACT code is 2978.
Why was I was asked to send midyear grades?
We request midyear grades from many applicants. It just means we want to learn more about you before we make a decision.
When will I hear about my admission decision?
Freshman decisions are on a rolling basis. A majority of decisions are sent in March.
What is Early Action?
The university’s 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.
What is the wait list?
UB uses a wait list due to space limitations. Each year we enroll approximately 3,300 new freshmen. Students placed on the wait list will be notified on a space-available basis beginning in May.
I didn’t complete high school, but I did get my GED. Can I apply to UB?
Yes. Students must achieve a total score of 3000 or better, with at least a 550 on each exam.
I am a veteran. Is there any information that can help me with the admissions process?
UB’s website for Veteran Services will help you with this process.
How does UB support students with disabilities?
Please note the disability information on the application. To learn more about how UB supports specific disabilities, visit the website of the Office of Accessibility Resources.
Last updated: January 18, 2018 11:24 am EST