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
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A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses is required to be accepted.
Applicants to the mathematics program should schedule an appointment with the undergraduate director by calling 716-645-8785. Formal application to the major can be made at any time after they have completed the three-course calculus sequence MTH 141-MTH 142-MTH 241 or the equivalent at a transfer institution, with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
The department's requirement for admission is a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the three calculus courses. Students who have taken more than these three courses usually need a minimum grade of C in any additional required courses they have completed.
Note: Admittance to the department guarantees admittance to the General Curriculum Program only-all other concentrations or programs require specific approval from the director of undergraduate studies. Students who expect difficulty in being admitted to the department should see the director of undergraduate studies for advice on which concentration to follow, pending admittance.
MTH 141-MTH 142 College Calculus I-II
STA 119 Statistical Methods