Admission to UB is highly competitive. 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:
- Four years of English (with a substantial writing component)
- Four years of social studies
- Three years of college-preparatory science
- Three years of a second language
- Three years of college-preparatory mathematics
Visit the Undergraduate Admissions office to learn more.
Freshman students intended into the biomedical sciences program will be required to complete a series of prerequisite courses in order to be considered for admission into the program. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major in a timely fashion.
Transfer students intended into the biomedical sciences program will be required to complete a series of prerequisite courses in order to be considered for admission into the program. Transfer work will be evaluated by their advisor to determine standing in the program as either an intended or approved student. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major and a timely graduation.
Current UB students interested in pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences should contact the Biomedical Undergraduate Education office and speak with an advisor.
A student must complete all 10 prerequisite courses with at least a B letter grade. A student is permitted to apply to the major after only 8 of the 10 prerequisite courses are completed as long as each course has received at least a B grade and the student also maintains the minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.2. It is recommended that the prerequisite courses be completed by the end of the fourth semester. Transfer students are held to the same criteria. Application deadlines are August 15 and January 15.