Admission to UB is competitive, with an acceptance rate of 57%. For the 2017 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. Additionally, 92 percent* of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.
*Based on the percentage of students who reported a rank.
Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:
Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in environment and sustainability must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo.
When applying, you should indicate your intended major on the application form. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.
Submit the CAS Major/Minor Change Request form to request one of the following changes to your academic plan: