The University at Buffalo welcomes international first-year students (freshmen) who are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a top-quality public research university.
Admission to the freshman class at the University at Buffalo is
based on more than just your grades. We perform a holistic review
of your application that considers your academic marks, test
scores, essay and recommendations.
We are looking for students who excel academically, engage in
extracurricular activities, and maintain a good school-life
Freshman or transfer status has a strict definition which is
based upon the facts of your educational background.
If a minimum of one 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 one item must be true.
A. I am currently studying in high school (secondary school).
B. Even though I am not in high school, I am studying a secondary school curriculum.
C. I have completed high school.
STATEMENT 2: This statement must also be true.
I have never enrolled in or studied at a postsecondary institution after completing secondary school.
Both are true? You will apply as a Freshman.
Any part not true? You will apply as a Transfer.
with no section score below 12
with no section score below 47
with no subsection score below 5.5
with no subsection score below 45
ACT (English AND reading sections)
SAT I Critical Reading
|SAT I ERWS
with no subsection score below 60
with no subscore below 4.0
|Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)||
Old Scale: 60
New Scale: 185
|Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Old Scale: 65
New Scale: 185
|IB Higher Level English A Literature||4|
|IB Higher Level English A Language and Literature||4|
|AS Level or A Level English
or English Language Subject
The following applicants are not required to demonstrate English language proficiency with a standardized test: