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University at Buffalo, SUNY - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Candidates for admission applying from secondary schools must meet the minimum requirements of the University. For engineering applicants, high school preparation should include 4 years of mathematics; chemistry and physics are also recommended. Applicants are required to submit their high school records and the results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or American College Testing's examination (ACT). These tests should be taken no later than December for September admission.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A student meeting the criteria above may be admitted directly to an Engineering Department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

For standard admission, international applicants must score a minimum of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) or a minimum score of 550 on the paper test (PBT).

Residency Requirements

A student must complete a minimum 30 credit hours, the equivalent of one full year of study. The following may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, noncampus-based instruction, credits earned through proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military, study abroad, cross-registration, int'l. baccalaureate credit.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of work at a regionally accredited college prior to enrollment. Students with fewer than 24 semester hours are evaluated on the basis of their college and high school credentials.

Transfer students must be accepted to the University, then complete a supplemental application to be considered for direct admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students are required to (1) complete a set of four core courses with grades of Câ€" or better and a combined core course GPA of at least 2.5 and (2) possess an overall cumulative GPA that meets or exceeds the GPA required for the major of interest. The process is fully described at

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 93
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 115