University at Buffalo (UB) offers admissions in a number of programs through its three campuses. This university has an acceptance rate of 57% which makes it moderately selective. University at Buffalo also offers online as well as summer programs. The total number of students enrolled as per Fall 2019 statistics is 31,923 with over 10,000 students pursuing different graduate and professional courses.
University at Buffalo has 13 different schools and colleges across a wide spectrum of academic choices. The university offers over 125 undergraduate programs, 40+ combined degree programs, 205+ master's programs, and 90+ doctoral programs. The international student population makes up at least 16.2% of the total students studying at UB.
The university accepts applications for summer, spring, fall, and winter sessions but enrollment for major courses happens during summer and fall sessions.
|Application Portal||UG: UB International Application form / State University of New York (SUNY ) Application / Common/Coalition Application|
PG: Varies with every school
|Application Fee||UG: 50 USD|
PG: 50 USD – 100 USD
|Mode of payment||Visa, MasterCard, and Discover|
|SAT Score||1190 - 1350|
|International application deadline||Fall: February 1|
Spring: October 1
|Intake||Fall and spring|
|Work experience||Required for graduate courses|
|Scholarships||Scholarships available for international students|
Application deadlines for many graduate programs at UB may vary. The application deadlines for undergraduate and graduate programs are :
|Fall Regular Deadline||February 1|
|Spring Regular Deadline||October 1|
|Scholarship consideration application||Dec 15|
All students who have not completed their previous education from a US school or college need to provide some necessary requirements.
International students are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below to be eligible for admission:
|English proficiency tests||Minimum Score (UG)||Minimum Score (PG)|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||50||55|
If a student fails to demonstrate the required proficiency he/she has to apply for a bridge admission and study in UB’s English Language Institute Intensive English Program for two semesters.
More than 125 different undergraduate programs are offered by various schools and colleges of the University at Buffalo.
Application Portal: Common Application/ Coalition Application/ UB International Application/ SUNY application
The candidates need to submit their SAT/ACT scores to the University at Buffalo admissions office electronically.
The candidate can also take direct admission on the basis of SAT/ACT for the following courses:
|Test type||Score required|
|ACT (Reading and English)||18|
|SAT I (old version)||450|
|SAT I (new version)||500|
A personal essay describing how one excels beyond the scores and grades must also be submitted for admission at the University at Buffalo. The title of the essay varies according to the course chosen.
Finally, you need to submit a teacher recommendation written by a teacher familiar with your academic work.
A number of graduates, professional and doctoral programs are available at the University at Buffalo. All graduate programs have their own admission requirements and deadlines, so it is recommended to carefully check your program page before applying.
Application Portal: Varies with program, can be applied directly to the concerned department
Students are required to check whether the course they are applying to requires any special test like DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT or PCAT.
Some of the most popular graduate programs offered by the University of Buffalo are mentioned below.
|Course name||Mode of application||Deadline|
|Communicative Disorders and Sciences Master of Arts (MA)||SOPHAS online application form||January 15|
|MS Computer Science||Department of Computer Science and Engineering||March 1|
|Aerospace Engineering||School of Engineering and Applied Sciences||March 1|
|School of Law Juris Doctor (JD)||LSAT and GRE Scores and application form||Early decision: Nov 15|
Regular decision: March 1
|School of Management (MBA)||GMAT or GRE along with application form||March 1|
Application status can be checked through the Applicant Status Portal. A PIN number will be issued to you within 10 days of submitting your application.
Applicants should contact their departments if they are unable to see their application status or if they have any related queries.
Most freshman decisions are given on a rolling basis. Graduate programs have varying timelines hence the time needed to assess an application may vary.