Admissions Criteria

the university at buffalo wants students who excel academically and who will succeed in our rigorous and demanding academic environment.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注you can learn about ub's international admission requirements by following the navigation links to the left, or if you know your english proficiency score, you can start by finding your score under your applicant type (freshman or transfer) below.

On this page:

Am I a freshman or transfer?

Freshman or transfer status has a strict definition which is based upon the facts of your educational background.

What is a freshman?

  • You have never studied or enrolled in any college / university or postsecondary studies after completing secondary school.
  • You are a freshman even if you have “advanced standing” for which you may receive university credits. This includes A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP).

What is a transfer?

  • You have completed secondary school and you subsequently enrolled or studied one or more subjects in a college or university.
  • You may or may not have passed the class(es); you may or may not have earned university credit for the class(es); you may or may not have changed your major or stopped studying because you did not like your major.
  • If you engaged in any study in a college or university, you must apply as a transfer applicant; you cannot “choose” to be a freshman.
Still not sure if you are a freshman or transfer? Take this test.

If a minimum of one2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 item in statement 1 and all of statement 2 is true, then you are a freshman applicant. Otherwise you are a transfer applicant.

 

STATEMENT 1:   A minimum of one2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 item must be true.

A.  I am currently studying in high school (secondary school).

B.2020欧洲杯体育直播投注  Even though I am not in high school, I am studying a secondary school curriculum.

C.2020欧洲杯体育直播投注  I have completed high school.

 

AND

 

STATEMENT 2:2020欧洲杯体育直播投注   This statement must also be true.

i have never enrolled in or studied at a postsecondary institution after completing secondary school.

 

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注both are true?  you will apply as a freshman.

any part not true?  you will apply as a transfer.

Am I an international student?

you are an international applicant if a visa is required for you to reside and study in the united states.

a u.s. citizen or permanent resident who currently lives and studies outside the u.s. is considered a  with foreign credentials.

Freshman applicant

below are the minimum scores to be eligible for consideration for admission to undergraduate programs at the university at buffalo.

Find your score and then choose the admission type that is right for you by clicking on the link at the bottom of that column to learn more about the specific English proficiency requirements and other admission criteria.

Are you unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注if you are not able to take the ielts, pte or toefl tests because they are cancelled due to the coronavirus (covid-19), the university at buffalo will accept the for proof of english proficiency. this test can be taken online, in your own home.

 

Test Type

University Admission

TOEFL (IBT)

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注(including mybest scores)

70
TOEFL (PBT) 523
IELTS 6.0
PTE 50
ACT
(English and Reading)
18
SAT I
ERWS
500
Duolingo English Test (DET)
*for students currently living in China
105
Other recognized tests Learn about other tests for freshman applicants
Don’t see your scores here?

if your english language proficiency scores are lower than those listed above, you may still be considered for admission if:

1. you retake the english language test and submit a passing score

2. You successfully complete UB's ELI-IEP through Bridge Admission

Transfer applicant

below are the minimum scores to be eligible for consideration for admission to undergraduate programs at the university at buffalo.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注find your score and then choose the admission type that is right for you by clicking on the link at the bottom of that column to learn more about the specific english proficiency requirements and other admission criteria.

Are you unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

if you are not able to take the ielts, pte or toefl tests because they are cancelled due to the coronavirus (covid-19), the university at buffalo will accept the for proof of english proficiency. this test can be taken online, in your own home.

Test Type University Admission

TOEFL (IBT)

(including mybest scores)

70
TOEFL (PBT) 523
IELTS 6.0
PTE 50
ACT
(English and Reading)
18
SAT I
ERWS
500
Duolingo English Test (DET)
*for students currently living in China
105
Other recognized tests Learn about other recognized tests for transfer applicants
Don’t see your scores here?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注if your english language proficiency scores are lower than those listed above, you may still be considered for admission if:

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注1. you retake the english language test and submit a passing score

2. You successfully complete UB's ELI-IEP through Bridge Admission

Graduate applicant

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注the university at buffalo wants students who excel academically and who will succeed in our rigorous and demanding academic environment.

UB offers two types of admission based on your English language abilities. Below are the different tests you can take to demonstrate your English proficiency and the minimum scores required to be considered for admission.

Select your test and then follow the link to learn more about the admission type that is right for you based on your score.

Are you unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

if you are not able to take the ielts, pte or toefl tests because they are cancelled due to the coronavirus (covid-19), the university at buffalo will accept the for proof of english proficiency. this test can be taken online, in your own home.

Duolingo English Test (DET) for students currently living in China

Freshman

Transfer

TOEFL (pBT)

Freshman

Transfer

ACT (English and Reading)

Freshman

Transfer

SAT I (Critical Reading - Old Version)

Freshman

Transfer

Other recognized tests

Learn more about all of the ways you can demonstrate your English proficiency

Don’t see your scores here?

if your english language proficiency scores are lower than those listed in the chart, you will need to improve your english before you can be considered for admission to ub.

> Learn more about UB’s English Language Institute

Graduate applicant