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.
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 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 who wish to change their major to Exercise Science should complete our web form and schedule an appointment with an advisor from the Office for Academic and Student Affairs.
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.