A PhD student working in the department of physics’ lab of professor Hao Zeng in Fronczak Hall. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Accepted Students

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences!

Congratulations on your acceptance to UB and welcome! You earned a seat here because of your potential—to develop your future, to help shape our university, and to contribute your unique gifts to our larger society. This is UB’s tradition of excellence, and we’re so proud that you’re part of it.

Why choose the College of Arts and Sciences?

Small college feel with big university benefits

With 30 departments, 16 academic programs and 23 centers and institutes, the College offers more academic options than any other unit on campus. You’ll have the resources of a major research institution – like cutting-edge facilities and faculty at the forefront of their fields – as well as the support of a small university setting where your individual needs are recognized and respected.

Students, faculty and staff demonstrate current physical distancing and face covering best practices on the first day of the fall semester in the Natural Sciences Complex.
Students, faculty and staff demonstrate current physical distancing and face covering best practices on the first day of the fall semester in the Natural Sciences Complex.
A group of ambassadors pose for a photo in matching blue shirts.
A student sits on the ground with a notebook looking down at an archaeological dig site.

Hear from other students

Outside the classroom

Hands-on opportunities

Learning by doing is the key to our students' success. In the College of Arts and Sciences, we encourage our students to take advantage of the life-changing opportunities happening around them every day. 

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning opportunities let you apply your knowledge and insight within real-world contexts outside the classroom. You'll gain a heightened sense of civic responsibility, sharpen your critical thinking skills and share your unique talents, interests and passions. 

These opportunities — which are typically under the mentorship of researchers, faculty and community leaders — may include internships, volunteer assignments, part-time jobs, clinical experiences, faculty-mentored research and faculty-mentored engagement projects.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to intern for the NFL on game day? Department of Media Study student Michael Hunter turned his love of sports and video-editing skills into an internship filming crucial plays for the Buffalo Bills.

Life at UB

Learn about some of the things that make UB such a remarkable university. Pretty soon, the only thing you'll want to call Buffalo is home.

Get involved

Have your planner ready, because at UB, you’ll never be bored. With three expansive campuses, 600+ student clubs and organizations for every interest, and UB spirit felt everywhere, how could you be?

Make UB your home

With a vibrant, welcoming community and nods from Travel + Leisure magazine as one of America’s Favorite Cities and America’s Friendliest City, Buffalo is a great place to spend your college years.

Next steps

In the Center for the Arts atrium, students visit with various departments to ask questions and talk about the programs.

Upcoming events

April 2 and April 22
In-person Accepted Student Day tours

Next steps for newly accepted students

  1. Submit your tuition and housing deposit. 
    Before signing up for orientation or registering for classes, all incoming students must complete enrollment by submitting their housing and tuition deposits.
  2. Start the orientation process.
    There are several additional steps new undergraduate students must take before they begin taking classes at UB. The Office of Admissions has prepared easy-to-follow guidelines to ensure that your entry into the UB community is smooth, efficient and comfortable. 


Few things in life are more challenging – or exhilarating – than beginning your college career. The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to contact us with any questions or concerns that arise during the enrollment process.