University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers http://admissions.buffalo.edu/blogs/ Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:59:04 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[UB Bulls Go Dancing ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/ub-bulls-go-dancing/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:47:08 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/?p=73 CIMG7430

My friends and I at a UB Bulls game

For the first time in history, the UB Bulls attended the NCAA Tournament! It has been such an exciting time for our school and out program to get national recognition during this time. I was an appointment over Spring Break and the nurse talked to me the whole time about how great our Coach Bobby Hurley is and that she was routing for us. It was great to have people know all about UB and our basketball team all over in New York. In the Presidential Bracket, even President Obama UB as the underdog to win the game!

I watched the game while I was home over Spring Break (the only March Madness game that I sat down and watched) and cheered on the Bulls the WHOLE time. It was so exciting to turn  on ESPN and see your school playing and be like “hey, I see these people all the time.” It was a great game though we ended up losing 68-62 to West Virgina. I used to play basketball so I thoroughly understand the game and really enjoy routing on my school! There is so much to come in the future for the UB Bulls, which I am so excited to be a part of :)

If you’d like to check out more about UB sports, click here to go to The Spectrum’s website, which is our school newspaper!

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<![CDATA[UB’s law school kickstarts new program ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/2015/03/24/ubs-law-school-kickstarts-new-program/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:22:50 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/alyssa/?p=224 UB’s law school recently announced a program in which it can admit up to 10 percent of its incoming first year classes without requiring LSAT scores. For anyone thinking of going to law school or currently studying for the LSAT (like me), this is huge news! The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a notoriously difficult admission test that is nearly always required to apply to law school. But UB has decided to allow some students to apply to – or be admitted to – its law school without having to take the LSAT.

Beginning in fall 2015, undergraduates attending UB who maintain a GPA of 3.5 of higher through six semesters at UB and who have scored in the 85th percentile on a standardized test such as the SAT or ACT won’t be required to take the LSAT. These students will also get priority consideration for admission.

Additionally, students in the Honors College will be guaranteed admission into the law school and also will not have to take the LSAT. The Honors College is also planning on crafting a stronger relationship between its college and the law school by allowing students who are interested in law to explore their options through topical seminars, visits to the law school and discussion with law school professors and faculty.

This is super exciting news for anyone who might be considering law school, especially at UB – which U.S. News and World Report ranked as the No. 87 law school in the country in 2015. The program seems comparable to some of UB’s early assurance programs, which exist for UB’s dental school, pharmacy school and medical school. These programs also have certain GPA and course requirements, which can be found on UB’s website.

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<![CDATA[Libraries Everywhere ]]>http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/libraries-everywhere/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:31:22 +0000 http://blogs.admissions.buffalo.edu/kateylyne/?p=74 capen

Capen Library

Though computers are totally necessary to have in college, it’s also great that students get access to so many libraries on campus! I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately since my computer has been acting up! :(  Not only can students use computers and print from the libraries, they can also get some quality group and silent studying done there. UB has a total of 10 libraries on campus, 9 on North and 1 on South called the Health Sciences Library. Our 24/7 Library on North Campus is called the Oscar A. Silverman or Capen Library, which is open ALL the time whenever you need to use it. Another library we have is Lockwood Library, which is also on North Campus and due to renovation going on in Capen is currently 24/7 this semester. There are also some smaller libraries, such as Law, Music, and Architecture and Planning. If you would like to visit the libraries home page, click here.

CapenCybraryIt is awesome to have so many different choices of libraries, I know must of my friends have their own favorites. They are all designed a little differently so you can test them out and see which one is best for you!  There are also printing centers where computers can be accessed in all the dorms. So if you need to print something quick before heading to class or use a computer, those are very easily accessible!

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