Congratulations on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo, 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.
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.
Our panel of student ambassadors share about life at UB and in the College of Arts and Sciences: everything from making your mark in a large university to switching your major to where to grab a bite to eat!
As a top 40 public research institution, our students have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with incredible faculty on projects and research that solves our world's biggest challenges.
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.
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.
1. Submit your tuition and housing deposit: Before signing up for orientation or registering for classes, all 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.
3. Let the world know: Download the mobile wallpapers and screen backgrounds below to show off your UB pride wherever you go.
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.
Check out our downloadable virtual/desktop backgrounds and mobile wallpapers to show off your UB pride wherever you go.
How to download backgrounds