Information for Future Students

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more academic paths than any other unit on campus. From the environment to economics, our students have the resources of a major research institution – like cutting-edge facilities and faculty at the forefront of their fields – combined with the support of a small university setting where individual student needs are recognized and respected.


  • Prospective Undergraduate Students
    An undergraduate degree is many things: It's a statement of ambition. It's evidence of your ability to think beyond the present moment. It's a promise to yourself that you will persevere, no matter the challenges.
  • Accepted Undergraduate Students
    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.
  • Funding Your Degree
    A college education is an investment in your future. When you compare the cost of a UB education to national averages, the value is clear: Our tuition and fees are among the lowest and most competitive in the nation. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to producing graduates hampered by as little debt as possible. Your success is our success.
  • Visit
    Visit us and learn more about all the exciting opportunities UB and the College of Arts and Sciences have to offer!
  • Undergraduate Admissions
    At the College of Arts and Sciences, we strive to cultivate courageous leaders and global thinkers who apply themselves toward research and hands-on engagement within their fields. If you have been seeking an educational experience that moves beyond the four walls of a classroom, we invite you to step through our doors and into your future.


  • Graduate Admissions
    UB is a nationally-ranked institution and the most comprehensive public research university in New York State. We're a community of scholars impacting the world through research and creative activity. Our students seek challenges, strive for intellectual integrity, question current principles and practices, take responsibility for the world around them and embrace every opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a broader practical context.
  • Graduate Fairs and Information Sessions
    Have questions? We’ve got answers. There are several different ways to learn more about the admissions process and the diverse graduate degree options in the College of Arts and Sciences:
  • Graduate Awards and Fellowships
    Every year, several awards are made available to graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who apply for and receive an assistantship remain eligible for these awards.
  • Meet the Graduate Ambassadors
    Our ambassadors are faculty-nominated student representatives who embody the diversity, talent and enthusiasm of our College. Ambassadors are available to answer questions about graduate school and share their experiences about being a student at UB.
  • Newly Admitted Graduate Students
    The College of Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate you on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo. Whether you are a freshman, transfer, international or graduate student, your presence within the College is sure to enrich our community and drive our commitment to academic and professional excellence. 

Applying to UB

  • How to Apply
    Planning to join the University at Buffalo community? Depending on your student status, there are different things you need to know. The following resources provide vital information that guarantees a smooth application process.
Ask a College Ambassador

In a university as large as UB, it's important that new students have the opportunity to make connections and build professional relationships from the moment they step on campus. Ask a College Ambassador your questions!