Upward Bound Program (UBP)

Helping students fulfill their educational potential and achieve academic success.

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UBP Community Service Day at Bailey Dartmouth Community Garden.


UBP participants achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts and math.


UBP participants advance to the next grade level or graduate from high school.


UBP participants complete a rigorous high school academic program.


UBP participants enroll in a college or university by the fall term immediately following high school graduation.


Maintain a GPA of 85% or above while attending high school.

Our Mission

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The primary mission of the University at Buffalo Upward Bound Program (UB UBP) is to assist students who are income-eligible and/or first in their family to receive a bachelor’s degree in fulfilling their educational potential of graduating from high school, entering, persisting and completing a post-secondary education.

Our Partner Schools

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The University at Buffalo Upward Bound Program serves high school students from our five partnering Buffalo Public Schools. 

About the University

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world.

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