Information for Parents

Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you and your child. At UB, we understand the emotions that go along with the college search.

You want the best for them: superior academic programs, inspirational professors, a support structure that will provide guidance and direction, and an experience that will help prepare your child for a rewarding future. As a leading public institution with a true commitment to student-centered learning, UB provides this and more.

We invite you to browse through our site. The related links on this page will lead you to additional information about UB and Buffalo, N.Y. If you have any questions, call us at 1-888-UB-ADMIT. We hope you enjoy the experience of searching for colleges together!

Information about standardized test scores

Nearly every college and university bases a large part of their admission decision on standardized test scores, so it is important that students prepare for these tests and strive to achieve the best possible score.

The ACT and SAT are the tests that most colleges use for admissions. These tests objectively measure academic potential and, while some students are able to improve their scores with preparation, there is no sure-fire way to do so. The best way to prepare is to become familiar with the test and the types of questions that are asked.

UB accepts results from either the ACT or the SAT. If a student submits both ACT and SAT scores, we consider the higher score. We also use the highest combined SAT scores from different test dates.

Note: UB requires that all official test scores be transmitted directly from the testing agency.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST