UB’s fall 2021 application opens in August. Be one of the first to know! Fill out this Request for Information form and we will send you an email once the application is available.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for fall 2020 today!

Apply Online

Please complete and submit ONLY ONE of the applications below. A $50 nonrefundable fee is required with each option. Please note: Veterans and spouses of veterans will have their application fee waived.

The Coalition
The Common

*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
    Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.

Before You Apply

Know UB’s SAT and ACT Codes

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.

Understand How to Select UB on Your Application

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).”

Request Your High School Transcript

UB requires your high school transcript — have an official copy uploaded or sent from your school.

Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

UB strongly recommends one letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school counselor. While only one is recommended, you may choose to submit up to 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 send you an email with a unique link to your Applicant Status page, where you can monitor your application status. You are strongly encouraged to regularly check this page for updates about your application.

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: July 21, 2020 10:36 am EST