First-Year Admission

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The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Academic Affairs works closely with the university’s Office of Admissions to review the applications of first-year students applying to any of our undergraduate engineering and applied sciences majors.

How to be Considered

To be considered for admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), all you need to do is select the engineering or applied science major of interest on the standard application form. A separate application is not required. If you are undecided about the particular field within SEAS you would like to pursue, simply indicate “engineering.” If you decide on a major after you send in your application, contact the UB Office of Admissions with the update. You need not submit a new application. Enrolled students who remain in good standing can readily switch majors in their first year.

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the university and SEAS majors is competitive. Admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each application, with factors such as an applicant’s high school academic performance, standardized test scores, Regents and Common Core Examination scores, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and noncognitive attributes considered.