UB enrolled 29,940 students for the fall semester, a record-setting number that reflects UB’s growing reputation as a world-class research university where students have the opportunity to work alongside top scholars and learn in a vibrant and diverse academic environment.
UB undergraduate and graduate enrollments both were at their highest recorded levels. For the first time, UB graduate enrollments exceeded 10,000 students, with new graduate enrollments at an all-time high, consistent with the university’s core mission of educating leaders in a wide range of fields and advancing understanding in those areas.
At the undergraduate level, UB enrolled about 3,700 freshmen, one of the largest and most prepared freshman classes in university history. The median SAT for entering freshmen is 1160, five points higher than the median for 2012. The university’s efforts in improving student retention, especially through Finish in Four, have resulted in strong retention and high numbers of continuing undergraduate students.
“We are very pleased to welcome so many new and highly qualified students to UB,” says Charles F. Zukoski, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “The quality, value and recognition of our academic programs are reflected in growing demand at all levels. We are very pleased to offer more students an outstanding educational experience at UB while, at the same time, raising the quality of our student body.”