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 Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.
Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin the prerequisite sequence of courses as freshmen. Freshman students who enter the University as declared ES majors are directly admitted to the program.
Students can also be accepted into the BS/MS program as freshmen if they are accepted to the University Honors College and meet the requirements to remain in the program.
Students who transfer to UB from another institution for the purpose of completing prerequisite courses will be directly admitted to the ES major.
Courses must be articulated to UB to be used towards required coursework for the major.
Current UB students will apply to the graduate portion of the BS/MS program in year three.
Students must apply online to UB's Graduate School for the graduate portion of the BS/MS program. The deadline to apply is the first academic day in March of the student's third year. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate work and no prerequisite grades below C. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible for the graduate portion as of the fall semester, fourth year. GRE scores are required. More information on the admissions process for the BS/MS can be found on the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences website.
The BS/MS program does not lead to registered dietitian (RD) licensure or allow you to practice as an RD.
Students considering the ES major or already part of the major should take ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science and ES 207 Human Form and Function as these courses provide an overview of the discipline and fundamental concepts in human anatomy and physiology that are essential for the major. Refer to the required prerequisite courses for additional courses that should be completed prior to taking upper level courses in the major.