Statement from the University at Buffalo regarding acceptance letters released in error

Release Date: April 15, 2016 This content is archived.


The University at Buffalo sincerely regrets this error, as well as any stress it may have caused students and families who received the letters.

The miscommunication occurred when an incorrect email list was generated from an applicant database. Within three to four hours following the discovery of this error, the university emailed a letter of explanation to the recipients, offering its sincerest apologies to those who were affected.

The university’s Office of Enrollment Management has taken immediate steps to ensure that errors of this kind will not occur in the future. We know that this can be a stressful time for prospective students and their families. The University at Buffalo deeply regrets this unfortunate error in communication.

It is important to note that the admissions applications of this group of students are still under review and the students are still being considered for acceptance by the university.

Media Contact Information

John Della Contrada
Vice President for University Communications
521 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: 716-645-4094 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
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